My Everyday Porridge Recipe

Monday, 9 January 2017

I'd written about three different little rambles to start of this post but none of them were really sitting right. I kind of feel like I don't know what to say, I have so many thoughts running around in my head right now, and I watched The Fault in Our Stars last night so I'm still a rather emotional mess from that. Sometimes the words just don't come and that's okay, so today it's just the recipe but it's one I love and hope you will too.

This is the porridge I make almost every morning. It's the one that never fails me and the one that is a really good base for pretty much any toppings. I do love a fancy flavoured porridge every now and again, but this is the simple and pleasing one that I always come back to because it is so good. Turns out, cooking the banana into the oats is a total game changer, trust me.

You will need (serves 1):
1/2 cup oats (soaked overnight)
1/2 cup plant milk of your choice 
1 ripe banana 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

- Soak your oats overnight in 1/2 a cup of water.
- In the morning, add the oats to a pot (don't drain the water if there is any excess) along with the plant milk, cinnamon and pumpkin seeds. Chop the banana into coins and add this to the pot too. 
- Simmer over a low-medium heat for 6-7 minutes until thickened. I usually need to add a little more water as it cooks but this depends on how you like your porridge.
- Serve with all the toppings of your choice. My faves are peanut butter (obvs), frozen berries, banana, maple syrup, almond butter, jam and granola (but not all at once!).

Looking to fancy up your porridge a bit? You might also like these:
Banana, Blueberry and Almond Porridge
Mango, Banana and Coconut Porridge
Apple, Blueberry and Cinnamon Porridge 

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