Super Porridge!

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Porridge is one of those comforting breakfasts that can be made many different ways to suite whatever flavours your feeling like. My Grandma makes porridge with a teaspoon of salt, my Grandpa liked a big dollop of cream, my mother likes spoonfuls of her home made marmalade, my sister smothers hers in honey and my boyfriend adds a big handful of mixed seeds. There are just so many variations to this delicious breakfast!

Porridge is the perfect breakfast as oats provide slow release energy, meaning you feel full for longer and have sustained energy to get you through a busy day until lunch. I like to add chia seeds for a protein boost but flax seeds would also be good. The toppings for your porridge are really whatever the heart desires. I hope you like my suggestions as they are purely delicious but feel free to let your imagination run wild!

Each of these recipes serves two and requires you to soak the oats overnight, this makes them easier to digest and the porridge creamier.

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Fig and vanilla porridge

½ C gluten free oats, soaked overnight

½ C water

½ C plant milk

½ t vanilla bean extract

2 dried figs, chopped

1 T chia seeds

Toppings

Pear, thinly sliced

Tahini

Coconut flakes

Buckinis

Maple syrup

Plant milk

Method

Place the soaked oats, water and plant milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Add the chia, vanilla and fig. It is important to keep stirring the porridge as it comes to the simmer, this ensures a creamy consistency. It will take about 15 minutes to achieve a lovely thick creamy porridge.

When its ready spoon it into 2 bowls and decorate with the toppings.

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Banana and cinnamon porridge 

1/2 C gluten free oats, soaked overnight

1/2 C plant milk

1/2 C filtered water

1 T chia seeds

1 banana, sliced

1 t cinnamon

Topping

banana, sliced

strawberries, sliced

peanut butter

cacao nibs

coconut sugar

coconut cream

coconut flakes

Method

Place the soaked oats, water and plant milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Add the chia, banana and cinnamon. It is important to keep stirring the porridge as it comes to the simmer, this ensures a creamy consistency. It will take about 15 minutes to achieve a lovely thick creamy porridge.

When its ready spoon it into 2 bowls and decorate with the toppings.

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Acai and blueberry porridge 

Ingredients

1/2 C gluten free oats, soaked overnight

1/2 C plant milk

1/2 C  water

2 T chia seeds

2 t acai powder

1/3 C blueberries

Toppings 

Strawberries

Kiwifruit

Coconut flakes, toasted

Silvered almonds, toasted

Method

Place the soaked oats, water and plant milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Add the chia, acai and blueberries. It is important to keep stirring the porridge as it comes to the simmer, this ensures a creamy consistency. It will take about 15 minutes to achieve a lovely thick creamy porridge.

When its ready spoon it into 2 bowls and decorate with the toppings.

Show me your porridge creations on instagram #ggkporridge 

Enjoy!

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