Posted by: Joan Spiller | April 28, 2011

Porridge – Recipe

I am a big fan of porridge, not only as a yummy wholesome breakfast – it’s a perfect dinner too! Honest! Try it some time 😉

And now that this cold weather is upon us, it seems timely to post my recipe for super simple, wholesome healthy porridge..

The thing with porridge is you really cannot stuff it up. Unless you cook it at high heat and / or don’t stir it enough .. then it burns and is inedible!

That said, you can cook porridge for hours (Kimmie in Aus knows this – lol@epic 3-4 hour cooked porridge!) .. just be sure to do it at a lower heat that enables it to simmer vs burn!

You can play with the flavours so easily too – add cinnamon and honey to the mixture before cooking. Chop bananas on top and drizzle with maple syrup. Put stewed apples in it, the variations depend on your imagination and pantry supplies!

My recipe for a single serve of porridge is as follows:

2T rolled oats – I prefer wholegrain oats, they are better for you and have a lovely nutty flavour.
Pinch of salt (do not omit this, it’s crucial) Seen my rant about how important it is to salt your food! ?
3/4c water (or milk – up to you)
Sultanas – optional
1T coconut – optional

Put in a bowl (I use a pudding plate i.e.: what you plan to eat it from) cover with a plate and leave ’til morning.

Then when you’re stumbling about waking up, next day: throw the bowl of uncooked sludge in the microwave for a few minutes. Stir half way thru’ the cooking time, if you can be bothered. It will definitely need a stir before you eat it ..

Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar, milk / cream and eat. Be warned, this will stay hot a lot longer than instant oats.

This recipe doubles, trebles (etc) easily, just increase every ingredient as required.




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