Cosy and easy family breakfast: Porridge in 5 different ways
Porridge is perfect during the chilly mornings and very few breakfasts can offer such instant feeling of comfort as warm, thick and creamy oats. The exact texture is a very personal thing and the same goes for the decision of 'milk vs. water'.
Traditionally made with water but sometimes made with hot milk too, especially if you like it creamy. Stirring is essential if you want the porridge to be truly creamy.
Just a few tips before you get started: Porridge needs cooking for a little while so the starch will be fully cooked. It should be served piping hot and in pre-warmed bowls (if you care).
Buy good quality organic oats and do not forget the salt. It adds depth to the porridge and will bring out the sweetness of any toppings.
And now – porridge five different ways!
Here is the classic recipe and four delicious variations.
Classic recipe for 4 people:
160 g rolled oats
600 ml milk (or water, but if you like it creamy go for milk)
1. Place the oats and liquid in a large pan over a medium heat.
2. Add a tiny pinch of salt and stir with a wooden spoon.
3. Once thickening has begun, lower the heat so as not to burn the porridge.
4. Let simmer for approx. 7 minutes, stirring as often as you can to give you a smooth creamy porridge.
If it is to thick add a splash more milk or water until you’ve got the consistency you like.
Get inventive with the toppings once you’ve got the actual porridge nailed!
And these four brilliant recipes will give you great ideas to jazz up this breakfast favorite:
Healthy Magazine has an immune boosting recipe for Avocado, Peach & Coconut porridge to share. Nutritious and exotic for everyone who likes to try new things and is bored of the regular stuff.
The fruity version via feed feed. Cooked in Cashew (or almond) – Vanilla Milk with hot raspberries, fresh strawberries, pomegranate and roasted nuts – this is a feast! And a ‘must-try-out’.
Creamy pear, cinnamon & walnut porridge. The perfect winter breakfast! Deliciously Ella cooks it with almond milk while the thin slices of pears roast in the oven.
Overnight oats. If you need a breakfast for ‘on the go’ or like the convenience of just opening the fridge in the morning and have your breakfast ready, then this is for you. Oh so delicioso has 4 different recipes for us.It takes just a few minutes to prepare, is delicious and can be varied endlessly.