This is my favourite breakfast in cold days, this porridge recipe is a part of my morning rituals. It makes a fantastic start to the day. It is easy, healthy and loaded with lots of fiber. Porridge is a very old food, even Romans eat it. Oats are cooked in water or milk until they thicken and become super creamy. Then you can add some honey, cinnamon and there you go! It is even simpler and more delicious that you may think, ¿Have you tried porridge already?
Making porridge requires only 2 ingredients, how can’t not make that? Traditionally oats are cook in water but you can use your preferred milk and add some extra flavour, it is delicious with hazelnut milk.
The intention of this recipe is to give you the basics to make your own versions. I usually just make classic porridge with oats, water, cinnamon and honey for sweetness but there are so many versions you can do. Some of my favourites adds on are: lemon , orange, agave syrup, nutmeg, ground ginger, cocoa powder, grated apple….Then I add some nourishing toppings, usually seasonal fruit and nuts. But when I have a more relaxed morning I treat myself with a caramelized banana on top of my porridge, it is incredibly delicious!
If you haven’t tried it yet I hope you make it in the morning. Take 10 minutes to make it and a couple more to enjoy it. You will have a lovely day!
Did you tried this recipe? Let me know how are you getting on and share with us your porridge recipes #shoothecook.
Porridge, this is my favourite breakfast and a Winter morning ritual.
- 1 cup cup rolled oats
- 3 cups 3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 banana, cut into thick slices
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Cocoa powder for garnishing
Place oats and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and add a pinch of salt, then turn down to a simmer It should cook for around 8 minutes (depending on the oats type) stir eventually with the wrong end of a spoon until creamy. Add sweetener of your choice and some cinnamon. Serve the porrige in two bolws and top with caramelized banana and cocoa nibs. You can also get inventive and try it with other toppings.
In the meantime, heat a pan over medium heat with coconut oil. Add bananas and cook for a couple minutes. Then stir in the honey and cook bananas until light brown, around 2', gently flip bananas over to brown other side, will take around 1'.
*To make porridge even faster remember to soak the oats in water overnight, they will cook faster.
*Reheated porridge is not the same but when I have leftovers I usually add a bit more water to it and heat it up in a saucepan or microwave on a medium power.