Now that the cooler winter mornings have arrived it is time to swap my breakfast smoothies for something warmer – I recently went on a camping trip and porridge was the easiest thing to make on my little camping stove (and the cheapest, oats are great if you are on a budget!). You can add so many things – I always add nuts, seeds, cinnamon, sometimes vanilla or turmeric and some blueberries and banana. Porridge is the best breakfast when it is cold, it is just sooo warming and nutritious! If this sounds like something you would like, definitely give this recipe a go!
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups of almond milk (or any plant milk)
- 1 Tablespoon of Maple syrup (or a sweetener of your choice)
- 1 Tablesoon of seeds (I use flax or hemp seeds)
- handful of nuts (I love walnuts, cashews or brazil nuts)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 cup of blueberries
- 1/2 mashed banana
I have a sweet tooth, so I really love the sweetness of the banana and the maple syrup. If you prefer to not have it too sweet I would leave the Maple Syrup and just use a banana. 🙂
Add the Oats, spices, seeds, plant milk and sweetener to a blender and blend for just a couple of seconds. You want to blend the oats so that there is still a few chunks of oats left. This will give your porridge a really creamy and kind of fudgy texture. Put your mixture into a pot and put the stove on medium heat. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the blueberries. Make sure you watch the porridge and constantly stir it to avoid burning it (this can happen so fast!). Once it thickens up a bit add your blueberries into a separate bowl and put it in the microwave to heat up. I use frozen blueberries so I put them into the microwave for about 2 minutes. If you use fresh ones I would put it in for less than that. Add your porridge to a bowl and add whatever toppings you like. 🙂
I add more nuts, nutbutter (I love almond butter!), the blueberries and sometimes a bit of granola or more maple syrup.
Making this only takes max. 10 minutes and it is super healthy and filling! In my opinion the best breakfast for winter.
Enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think!