Weekend Porridge: Two Ways

November 23, 2015

Porridge is one of my favourite things in the world- it is so warming, sweet and versatile. If you don’t like it, you just haven’t been eating it right! Apart from being delicious, it is one of the healthiest things you can have for breakfast (or snack) and keeps you full and energised for hours.
I usually whip up a really quick porridge during the week, and just toss some maple syrup, nut butter, and some superfood powders in. But on the weekends its worth taking an extra 5 minutes on breakfast and these two recipes are both delicious and incredibly easy to make!
The apple pie porridge recipe is such a bowl of happiness- it tastes like a dessert, but is packed with some amazing ingredients like cinnamon, maca powder and coconut oil. Cinnamon is amazing when eating sweet things as it helps regulate blood sugar (important to avoid crashing mid morning and reaching for sugary snacks), along with having medicinal properties and being loaded with antioxidants. This is mixed with maca powder, which is such an incredible superfood and is such a power house- having the ability to stabilise our body’s hormonal and cardiovascular systems, boosting our energy levels and relieving stress. Combined with the amazing fats of coconut oil, this porridge is one of the best ways to start the day.
The turmeric spiced porridge is just as delicious- it has a deep, sweet and warming flavour and is so refreshingly different from the usual bowl of porridge. Turmeric is another amazing superfood- it is full of antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and has serious healing properties, along with cleansing our bodies from toxins and congestion. We should all make the effort to include more spices in our diets, in this is an amazing way to include one of the best ones, first thing in the morning.

Apple Pie Porridge
Serves 1

1 apple
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup/honey/agave
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup plant milk (almond, oat, hemp etc.)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Maple syrup/honey and hazelnuts to serve

Dice the apple, and sautΓ© on medium heat with the coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon. Cook for 3-4 minutes, and when golden and soft remove half to a separate bowl. Add the oats, milk, water, vanilla extract and maca powder and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring and adding a little more milk if necessary. Remove from heat and top with the separated cooked apples, some chopped hazelnuts and desired amounts of maple syrup.

Turmeric Spiced Porridge:
Serves 1:

1/2 cup oats
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 ripe mashed banana
1/2 cup plant milk (almond, oat, hemp etc.)
1/2 cup water
Honey/maple syrup and nut butter/chopped nuts to serve

Combine the oats, turmeric and mashed banana in a sauce pan, and once roughly mixed through, add in the milk and water on medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for several minutes (depending on oats) and until desired consistency is reached. Serve with a little bit of honey and a dollop of nut butter and enjoy!

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  • Reply Jeannine Staffeld January 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I tried the apple pie porridge yesterday and loved it!! I loved the taste of the apples cooked in coconut oil!!! Yumm!!!! What a nice change from my regular oatmeal which I usually make with raisins and walnuts. Can’t wait to try the one with Turmeric!!!

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