Banana, Blueberry and Almond Porridge

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Banana, Blueberry and Almond Porridge

When I decided that I wanted to start this blog to share my passion for food and the things I love to eat, I knew that a porridge recipe would have to be the first recipe I shared, and it will definitely be the first of many because I am a self-confessed porridge addict.

Porridge is perhaps the most versatile breakfast ever because there are just so many wonderful possibilities and flavours. You can (and I do) eat porridge for breakfast almost every single day and never get bored. I know quite a few people who think that porridge is boring, bland and not at all exciting but they are so wrong - you just need to know how to cook it to make it taste incredible. This banana, blueberry and almond combination is one of my favourites at the moment. The almond milk and banana create a delicious sweetness without the need for any added sugars and the blueberry topping gives it a yummy pop of fruity flavour. It will also keep you lovely and full until lunch because oats are packed full of fibre and goodness, which just another reason to love good old porridge.

Banana, Blueberry and Almond Porridge

You will need (serves 1):
1/2 cup oats 
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon chia seeds (these can easily be left out without affecting the recipe, I just add them in for extra goodness!)
1 teaspoon almond butter
1 banana
a handful of blueberries

- Mix together the oats and chia seeds with the water and almond milk in a pot and pop over a medium heat. 
- Add half the banana, chopped, into the mixture and stir through. 
- Once bubbling, leave the porridge to simmer for 5-6 minutes until it has absorbed all the liquid and is really nice and creamy. Make sure you stir the porridge regularly while it cooks so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot. If you like your porridge a bit runnier you can add extra water/almond milk while it cooks. 
- Add the almond butter to the porridge a minute before it is finished cooking and give it a good mix. 
- While the porridge is simmering, make the blueberry compote for the topping - add the blueberries into a pot with 2 tablespoons of water and simmer over a low heat for 2-3 minutes. Using the back of the spoon press down on some of the blueberries to release the juices while they are cooking. You can also add a drop of honey to the compote if you want it a bit sweeter but I find it's sweet enough without this.
- Serve the porridge with the blueberry compote and the other half of the banana chopped on top.

Banana, Blueberry and Almond Porridge

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