Good morning beautiful people,
The morning air is getting crisper as summer slowly transitions into autumn and I have surprised myself by finding I actually want porridge for breakfast. I’m not a massive porridge eater; I tend to like the first few bites but find as I continue it gets boring and sickly pretty quick. However, with recently having made a big batch of plum compote (which I think is a great porridge topper) I found myself wanting my first bowl of porridge of the season. I have been having it more regularly for breakfast these past few days and having experimented a bit I would like to share my current favourite porridge recipe with you and what’s even better is it’s a 0 added sugar recipe – just natural fruit sugars – so super healthy!
You will need:
- 50g oats
- Almond milk (however much depending on how runny or thick you like your porridge)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1tsp of green boost powder/matcha (optional)
- Plum compote
- Apple compote
Firstly, to make the apple and plum compote it is easiest to make a big batch which can also be frozen in portions as and when needed. So wash as many apples and plums as you like then simply cut the fruit into small pieces (you should peel the apples, but not the plums) and put each in a separate pot. Next add a drop of orange juice (to stop them from burning) and cinnamon to the apples but only a pinch of cinnamon to the plums and cook on a medium heat until soft. If you like really smooth apples then feel free to puree them. Voila all done.
Now for the porridge; put you oats and enough almond milk to cover the oats in your pan and add the finely chopped dates, cinnamon and green boost powder (optional, but adds extra goodness) and cook on a high heat stirring well to make sure it doesn’t stick or burn for about 4 mins before turning down to a medium heat. When the oats have softened and the porridge thickness is to your liking (add milk as you go if needs be) add the chia seeds and plum compote and give a good stir for another minute or so. Finally serve in a wide bowl and scoop some yummy apple compote on top (this can either be hot to blend with the porridge or cold to give a nice contrast.
Now all you need is to light a candle and create a cosy atmosphere to enjoy your breakfast in – just not so cosy that you fall back asleep again aha!
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what your favourite porridge recipes are please. I’d love to know because the one problem I have with porridge is that I can find it becomes boring very fast and I like to change the flavours up.
Hope you all have a great Sunday!
Love Carina xo