I am from a culture of big breakfast with feta, tomato, olives, bread, egg…and the list goes on and never had porridge until about quiet recently. I almost rejected this mashed looking, warm strange mixture as a breakfast!!
Until one day I gave up hearing all the nice things that oat is good for you, fills you up, that warmness in the morning is actually very comforting, etc etc. The idea of mixing up makes perfect sense for me as I love making homemade muesli anyways! It is just the texture change from a crunchy cold one to thick, soft and warm one. In search of the best porridge recipe, of course Jamie Oliver’s video came up and there we go, I made it, loved it! But then through time, I came up with my version of it. I think you can try first the original recipe, the way Scottish people do and then maybe try mine! Then you can develop you own way of making it, that’s the fun part!
Extra Nutritious Porridge from a non-porridge person!
1/2 cup whole oats
1 teaspoon butter
2 table spoon chia seeds (or pumpkin or sunflower seeds)
2 table spoon flax seeds
1 table spoon almonds
Fruits like berries, kiwi, apples,etc or dried fruits like 2 dates/apricot/figs/goji berries
1 to 1.5 cups of milk, cow or almond/walnut
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
A pinch of salt
Melt the butter in a small pan and add the oats, toasting them a few minutes
Add salt and half of the the milk slowly, stirring all the time. Add more milk as it cooks and according to your choice of consistency. I like it moist but not too wet!
Pour this to a bowl and add the nuts, seeds, cinnamon and mix
Add the fruits on top so that they are not smashed too much!
Making almond milk at home is so easy, just check here. I don’t drain the milk at the end now, I use it with the almond particles in it and this way I think I benefit even more taste wise and nutrition wise!