Breakfast – Porridge

Ok I know no one needs a recipe to make porridge but I get so many people asking me about what I eat for breakfast and also so many people lacking inspiration for a healthy but filling breakfast. So to solve both those problems, here is my porridge post for you all ๐Ÿ™‚

Fig porridge with berries, flaked almonds and almond butter & maple syrup sauce
Porridge has truly become the new fashionable breakfast, I mean thereโ€™s even an entire cafe in London now that just serves porridge (The Porridge Cafe if anyone is interested). This, in my opinion is great news – itโ€™s full of goodness, fills you up and most importantly is a healthy trend that is actually CHEAP! Whilst I have probably been eating porridge most of my life anyway, as a child we only ever had it plain with a sprinkling of brown sugar on the top. These days itโ€™s itโ€™s so much more than just brown sugar so I thought iโ€™d let you in to some of my favourite combinations and variations. For the triathletes of you, this is the PERFECT way to fuel up for the day ahead so read on my friends!

My ‘Bircher Porridge’ of grated apple, kiwi, raisins, granola and honey
The basic ingredients:

  • 25g oats
  • 180ml semi skimmed milk
  • 1 egg

Put the oats and milk into a small pan and heat and stir until it starts to thicken. Crack the egg in and whip up until you canโ€™t see any bits off egg anymore and itโ€™s thickened to your desired consistency.

So many people have commented to say the egg part is weird but seriously try it – not only does it make the porridge rich and creamy itโ€™s the perfect protein addition to what would be a very low protein breakfast otherwise. This a) fills you up for longer and b) kick starts your metabolism early in the day. WIN WIN.

Mixed berry porridge with flaked almonds and almond butter & maple syrup sauce
Mixed berry porridge with flaked almonds and almond butter & maple syrup sauce
Toppings and Variations:

  • Chopped pear, cinnamon, raisins and honey
  • Chopped banana, almond butter and honey
  • Blueberries, almonds and maple syrup
  • Mixed berries, almond butter and honey
  • Grated apple, kiwi, granola and raisins (my ‘Bircher Porridge’)

To be honest I will create any combination using any of the above ingredients but basically I will always add at least one piece of fruit, some kind of nut and either honey or maple syrup to sweeten. Cinnamon also features rather often – sometimes even with a sprinkling of ginger – wild eh?

So there we go, a blog post about porridge – itโ€™s just so bloody brilliant it would have been rude not to.

Hannah x x x

I'm hiding this at the end....I experimented on bacon, blueberry and maple syrup porridge....that's all
I’m hiding this at the end….I experimented with bacon, blueberry and maple syrup porridge….that’s all
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. See, I have always had a sort of ‘Marmite’ relationship with porridge, but this looks DELICIOUS! Definitely want to try some of these combinations! ๐Ÿ˜€ x

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    1. Haha Jane well just like marmite I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t love porridge ๐Ÿ˜‰ but you’ll have to try some exotic combos and see what you think. You could also always go with the chocolate porridge option by adding a spoon of cocoa powder….that could never fail to please ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Ahh see I know I’d Love chocolate porridge haha I shall start with that and work my way up! ๐Ÿ˜€

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