I recently decided to try and become one of those people who gets up half an hour earlier for work, to do a spot of Pilates and eat a healthy and balanced breakfast. So far, I’ve struggled with the Pilates part and the getting-up-earlier part, but I have been making progress on the breakfast part – go me! Scoffing Pret croissants (plural) at my desk is now a thing of the past – I now opt for a bowl of granola with yoghurt, or scrambled eggs (not together, that would be horrible).
So, does this new, exciting weekday breakfast make me late for work? Yes, it does. Does eating it in under 60 seconds and then running for the bus give me indigestion? Of course! But I’m enjoying the variety. So, this week I thought I’d dip my toe into the world of porridge (not literally. Again, that would be horrible).
I’m not a massive porridge eater. I find it a bit sloppy, but I need something filling and hearty after all of this depressing snow. So, armed with frozen berries and maple syrup, I found this to be a cheap and cheerful way to start my day. Just need to remember to soak the pan next time – porridge can stick like cement. Enjoy!
Frozen berry porridge with maple syrup
Serves 1 / Hands on time 10 mins / Total time 10 mins V Vn Df Gf
2 small handfuls frozen berries
1 Tbs maple syrup
1/3 of a mug of porridge oats
2/3 of a mug of oat milk
Pinch of salt
Greek or coconut yogurt to serve (optional)
Tip: After you’ve made your porridge, don’t wait to soak your pan, do it immediately or your porridge will turn to cement. You have been warned).
1. Put your frozen berries in a small saucepan with a tablespoon of maple syrup. Cook on a low heat with the lid on while you prepare your porridge.
2. Combine the porridge oats with the oat milk and a small pinch of salt. Cook on a medium heat in a saucepan stirring continually until the porridge is thick and creamy.
3. Serve immediately in a bowl topped with warm maple syrup berries and yogurt. Delicious.
If you’ve had a go at making my porridge or any of my other recipes, I’d love to hear about it @corrieheale firstname.lastname@example.org