Wednesday, June 13, 2012

how do you like your porridge?

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

How do you like your porridge?


Catherine said...

Oh yum:) I know why your little ones like porridge in your home so much. I have to say I cook the porridge in the morning with half milk and half water. Once it's cooked we serve it with a little more milk and some rapadura sugar. The girls think it's great to have a little sugar on their breakfast when they are only allowed honey usually. I haven't cooked it much this Winter though as only the little one and I will eat it. I like the sound of your porridge toppings too. x

mel said...

My kiddies love porridge! We often soak our oats overnight (no quick oats thanks), then cook them in the morning with water, add some milk and brown sugar. Simple but yummy :-)

At Number 32 said...

Porridge is a winter staple in this house with all the kids loving it. Nothing beats warm brekkie on a cold morning :) We cook our up using milk, then once in bowls we add stewed fruit and a sprinkle of nutmeg....mmmmm!

motherwho said...

Wow that sounds a whole lot more gourmet than the porridge served around here! YUM! We soak ours overnight, cook with whole milk in the mornings and add nuts, seeds, blueberries/raspberries, yoghurt and maybe some honey. Nell seems to get a red rash around her mouth when she eats cinnamon (directly on things) so we avoid that.

I likey the sound of maple syrup and cream! That would be a welcome addition!!!

Linda said...

This sounds amazing, thanks!

I am also not a great fan of porridge in the mornings, but this recipe sounds divine!
Hope you are well:)
xo xo

Anonymous said...

Wow that sounds delicious. We never know the night before if we'll want porridge. I'd likely soak it then find I'm the only one eating three bowls worth. Ha. I toast almonds for ours. Eliza

Catherine Lowe said...

yea have to say im feeling inspired to try the soak. we are the same, who knows what sir will want to eat. lol But will give it a go - its most often porridge.
Sounds delish!

Amy said...

Yum, I love porrige some mornings and follow a similar method to you.
Lately I've been trying out a whole lot of different savory breakfasts such as eggs/beans/rice in wholemeal wraps with avo etc. It's been a nice change and helps the frost -4degree mornings a bit easier!

amanda@Live Life Simply said...

Yum, thanks for sharing. I have to try this as I am a big porridge fan but the kids aren't. I have posted this on my business Facebook page to share with my readers.

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