This creamy porridge with white and black grapes requires only 5 basic ingredients and a few spices from your pantry. Cinnamon, cloves or ground ginger are perfect for it. In 15 mins or less the oats melt into the almond milk becoming a yummy and creamy breakfast bowl.
I’m not reinventing the wheel here, porridge is a very ancient meal. My love for it started a couple years ago when I moved to Dublin. I saw my colleague having it and I was curious about this breakfast staple as I had never tried it before. It didn’t look very appealing, for me it looked like a lumpy mess. Anyway, I saw it everywhere even in instant form in supermarkets so I finally decided to have my first porridge in the cafe downstairs. It was porridge with honey and fruit compote, it was just delicious and hearty. I felt so good after,that I bought oats on the same day. It is so easy to make and cheap, that in winter I could eat it every day but then I wouldn’t have new recipes to try for my blog.
If you visit Ireland you have to try porridge. What is the point of coming to Ireland and not having a pint of Guinness? Porridge is as traditional as Guinness but healthier!You can get porridge nearly everywhere excluding Irish pubs, in fact the most conservative don’t even serve food. If you aren’t sure about where to go to try traditional food let me know and I’ll do my best to help you out.
There are really only 2 ingredients needed to cook this porridge: water and oats, I found out that it was a very common thing to add a pinch of salt. Simple ingredients but a couple of different ways to cook it, some people soak the oaks in water overnight, other people cook them with just water, it is up to you. My recipe is for of creamy bowl of porridge in less than 15′. As you can see it’s ridiculously simple. It’s also a very healthy way to start the day, it’s a super nutritious and comforting breakfast. Oats are high in fibre and you can also add some good spices to it.This recipe comes after a lot of porridge making practise and I also love to add a pinch of spices to it. Other thing that I found that goes well with it are fresh grapes. How did I come up with this idea? Well, I’m from La Rioja, a land of grapes and wine. From my house I can see a couple other villages but it is all cover with vineyards. White and black grapes are both grown in my home village and my personal memories always inspire me to create original and tasty recipes.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups milk (or whichever milk you prefer)
- 12 grapes (I use white and black) halved
- 2 Tbsp of honey (sub for maple syrup)
- 2 Tbsp of sliced almonds to garnish
- 1 clove, grounded
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- Place the oats and milk in a small saucepan with the hot water, cook over a medium heat for 10' stirring it every minute or so. You'll notice it becomes thicker and creamy.
- Stir in the spices and remove from heat. Serve it in 2 bowls. Add the halved grapes and sprinkle with sliced almonds. I can't resist adding a drizzle of honey.
- *Make it vegan adding agave or brown rice syrup instead of honey
Try out this recipe if you want to taste the authentic Irish porridge with some Spanish influence. I’m into porridge season again so keep an eye on the blog and subscribe because after trying this Almond porridge you may not want to miss any of my new porridge recipes.
**PHOTO TIP: grapes are great for photos, full or halved to show their beautiful inside. Or if you can, go to a vineyard and take some photos of the beautiful landscape and why not pick some fresh grapes for the recipe.