Porridge from Hand to Mouth

Monday, May 09, 2011

Reposted from Hand to Mouth (a comrade in porridge improvement)

We all know that porridge is healthy, but as is often the case with healthy stuff, it can get a bit boring. Luckily porridge is also a good base for other flavours, so try out this slightly tropicaaaaal version. I’ve used ‘mugs’ as a measurement as I can’t really be bothered to be precise in the morning. And use coconut chips as opposed to dessicated if you can. This quantity will serve 2.

1 mug of jumbo organic oats
1 mug of semi skimmed milk
3/4 mug water
Handful of coconut chips
Small handful of dried cranberries
Small handful of dried blueberries
1 apple, cubed – preferably something with a bit of tang like a granny smith / cox or braeburn
Maple syrup

Put the oats, water and 3/4 of the milk into a saucepan and bring gently up to simmering point. Let the mixture simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, before adding the coconut chips. Simmer for a further 5 minutes, again stirring occasionally. Chop up the apple whilst this is going on.

After this time, the mixture will be pretty thick and sticky. Let it down by adding the remaining milk and some maple syrup to taste (maple is very sweet, so you don’t need that much), and remove from the heat.

Mix in the dried fruit, and the divide into two bowls. Scatter the apple cubes on top, and then eat.


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