As I write this I'm tucking into my new favourite breakfast, which I've named 'Craig's Hearty, Healthy Porridge'. It's so scrummy that I thought I'd share the recipe with you!
I've always liked porridge, but it can be a little bland sometimes. By adding a little twist I reckon this is the perfect breakfast to get you off to a great start, particularly on these chilly mornings!
You will need:
- a good pan (preferably a cook's essentials one with a good non-stick interior)
- a wooden spoon or cook's essentials silicone spatula (this is great for scrapping out the very last bits of the porridge from the pan!)
- 60g of porridge oats
- 300ml of milk or water (I like to do half and half)
- pinch of salt
- mixed berries of your choice
- maple syrup or honey
- sprinkle of ground cinnamon
- pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds (optional)
What to do:
- place the oats in the pan and add the milk/water; leave to soak for around 10 minutes to allow the oats to absorb the liquid and become soft
- bring the mixture to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for a few minutes; add the pinch of salt
- take the porridge off the heat, pour into a good sized bowl and stir in a little cold milk to loosen the mixture
– top the porridge with your selection of berries (I love raspberries and blueberries), add a good drizzle of maple syrup or honey (I'm a maple guy every time!) and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon
- to finish off (and to get those all-important essential fatty acids) top everything off with the seeds; they will give it a lovely nutty crunch
Delicious! I serve this straight away while it's piping hot, and even the most avid non porridge eaters love it!
Hope you enjoy the recipe, and please do let me know what you think of it – or what you add to your own porridge to make it extra special.