Breakfast Series: Creamy Porridge With Fresh Fruits

Let's start with the fact that I kind of have an addiction to porridge. I secretly wish that I could have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as you can customize it in many ways. I love how warming and soothing it is and goes right in that special space in your heart. Another amazing thing about porridge or oatmeal as Americans call it, is that you can have it savory or sweet so tons of options to satisfy your needs. It took me a while to figure how I can make a porridge so creamy and fluffy and during my last trip to London, I found the secret recipe. Brits really make the best porridge. I normally add fresh berries, banana slices, a scoop of almond butter, plus some cacao nibs and coconut chips for a little crunch!

Those of you that have busy mornings this porridge recipe is an absolute savior as it only takes 3-5 minutes to make – how brilliant is that! It also means that there’s now no excuse not to eat a beautifully healthy and energizing breakfast every day. The secret to this recipe being so easy and speedy is that we soak the oats in boiling water for ten minutes, during this time you can get dressed and ready for the day while the oats soften perfectly or you can prep your toppings. After those ten minutes the oats are soft enough to eat, so all you need to do is heat them up and add your toppings – it’s like the best, healthiest instant porridge!

Ingredients: (Serves 1)

– 1/2 of a cup of oats (50g)

– 1/3 of a cup of boiling water (120ml)

-1/3 of a cup or less of almond milk (100ml)

Optional Toppings:

– Berries

– Banana

– Almond butter or nut butter of your choice

– Cacao nibs and coconut chips

Overall Prep Time: 15 minutes

Method:

Start by placing the oats in a saucepan with the boiling water, stir it together and then let it sit with the lid of the pan on for 10 minutes.

Once the oats have soaked and are soft, place the pan on a hob and heat it up with the almond milk for 3-4, stirring it every minute or so.

Then serve with your favorite toppings.

* Photography tip: use some of the oats + raspberries and fresh flowers to shoot this yummy porridge.