Porridge is just the perfect breakfast – it’s so easy and quick to make, great if you’re on a budget, AND it’s super filling and so delicious. I’m totally obsessed with it at the moment – it’s so comforting and nourishing, and a real energy booster.
Some people think of porridge as a bit bland or boring, or that you should only eat it in winter. But a warming breakfast is good for you all year round, and in summer it tastes so good with seasonal fruits like berries and peaches.
Now you might be thinking that you’ve already got this one and that I’m a bit slow off the mark – doesn’t she know you can buy packets of flavoured porridge these days from the supermarket? Well actually yes I do – if you run your eyes over the ingredients you’ll spot a couple of things you probably wouldn’t want to try pronouncing, let alone eating. So please, do me a favour and stay away from them – it’s just as easy (and cheaper) to jazz up your oats yourself.
So join me in pimping up your porridge! This simple creation is so yummy, and so good for you! Oats give you lots of slow release energy and fibre, apples contain heaps of vitamins, mineral and antioxidants , almond milk is super hydrating and full of protein and good fats and cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar – so all in all the perfect morning combo!
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- An apple, chopped into chunks
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chopped pecans, to garnish
Heat the oats, almond milk, cinnamon, apple and maple syrup in a saucepan until the oats have absorbed most of the almond milk and the texture is all lovely and smooshy (and if that’s not a word then it definitely should be). Pour into a bowl, top with pecans and enjoy!
Love, Mrs H xx
You are so right about shop bought flavoured porridge. They are outrageously expensive and always taste dubious. I’ve been experimenting with a lot of overnight oats recipes lately, and it’s incredible how they do actually keep you full until lunchtime. I’m usually craving a banana by mid-morning, but oats really do keep the hunger pangs at bay. Oh, and it’s nice to see an oats recipe that *isn’t* overnight oats! 😉 They are really popular everywhere at the moment (including with me).
I love this porridge!