Porridge is my favourite breakfast of all time and this recipe, I have every single morning without fail.
It’s quick to make, filling and super yummy. I like to keep it interesting by changing the toppings, today I’ve opted for sliced oranges, dried cranberries, seeds and always flaxseed. I also sometimes like to swap out the cashew butter for peanut butter and slice some banana and cinnamon on the top. What I like most about this breakfast, is it gives you a really good base to work with and you can then change some of the other elements for a whole host of flavour combinations. Oh the possibilities!
This is a recipe I have created myself and this year I am aiming to start to challenge myself more with my food and start to develop my own original recipes – and what better way to start than with my daily staple, porridge!
This recipe serves 1 -2 people but I’ll be honest, I have this whole lot to myself every morning!
To make this you will need:
1 tbsp coconut oil
3/4 cup of rolled oats
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 tbsp cashew butter
1 – 2 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it, I use 1)
Plant milk of choice (I use oat, almond or soya)
1 generous pinch of sea salt
- In a small saucepan heat the coconut oil on a medium heat until it has completely melted
- Add the oats and chia seeds and stir, coating the dry mixture with the coconut oil
- Leave on the heat for a bit, stirring occasionally, until the oats are slightly toasted
- Pour cold water in to the pan, enough to cover the oats and chia seeds, return the pan to the heat. Add a generous pinch of sea salt and stir
- The oats should start to absorb all the water, once the liquid is bubbling and most of the water has been absorbed, add the cashew butter and the maple syrup. Stir until fully combined
- Depending on how creamy you like your porridge, add enough milk to taste. The more milk you add the creamier it will get. Stir and heat through until the mixture is lightly bubbling
- Serve hot in a bowl, add your toppings of choice, and enjoy!
I’d love to know what you think of this recipe!