I have to admit although porridge is slowly growing on me, it is definitely not my personal favourite breakfast food- not while pancakes are still in existence. My kids on the other hand LOVE porridge. They actually beg for it in the morning. Over the past couple years our porridge-making routine has changed a lot and I can honestly say it keeps getting better. Here's how we presently make ours:
* soak the whole rolled oats over night in water with a touch of apple cider vinegar, we also add raisins or goji berries at this time because they become nice and juicy after soaking. Soaking your grains makes them easier to digest and fast to cook.
* put the soaked oats in a blender or food processor and whiz for 5 seconds so that they are broken up a bit (but not too fine)
* add a generous amount of whole milk, cinnamon and maple syrup and simmer on low heat for 5-8 minutes until thick and creamy, add more milk during this process if necessary
* serve with a dollop of fresh cream, raw sunflower seeds, homemade apple sauce and sliced banana or blueberries depending on the season