04/04/2013

Cooking Made Easy: Porridge


Porridge or oatmeal is a dish that has become more and more popular over the last years. My mum made it for me and my siblings when we were younger but it was only through some UK bloggers that it came back to my life and turned out to be a great breakfast option. When I tried some porridge with raisins and honey a few months ago I liked it so much that it has been my number 1 breakfast since then. I simply can't get enough of it and as there are so many possibilities to pair it with it never gets boring. For those of you who have never eaten porridge or who haven't seen its potential as a healthy and filling dish I will now share my recipe and the combinations I tried so far:

Ingredients for 1 portion:
40g oats (for example Quaker Oats)
220-250ml milk
honey, sugar or anything else to sweeten
cinnamon

1. Mix the oats and the milk (the recipe I found says 250ml milk but I only take about 220ml which is totally enough).
2. You can either prepare the porridge in the microwave or in a cooking pot. Put it in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 at 800W and let it rest for 2-3 minutes afterwards. You can also put it in a cooking pot and make it cook up to 5 minutes (2 minutes already is enough) and let it rest for 2 more minutes.
3. Add the honey (or sugar) and some cinnamon (unless you don't like cinnamon of course).

Now when it comes to adding other ingredients it's all about your personal taste. How about some bananas and almonds? Or some preserved cherries? My favourite is some fresh blueberries but if I don't have fresh fruits at home I love to take raisins and already add them before cooking the porridge. And for Christmas you could make a perfect baked apple porridge with cinnamon, raisins and a cut apple which you add before cooking, too.


What about you? Have you discovered porridge yet and what are you favourite fruits/ingredients to add? If it's not porridge, what do you consider as the perfect healthy breakfast?

25 comments:

  1. Looks yummy. Have a nice day.

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  2. I looove porridge - I am scottish after all
    I prefer to make it completely unhealthy by adding drinking chocolate OR brown sugar and cream on top
    Or if I really had to be healthy then blueberries, honey and chopped toasted almonds.

    Thankfifi

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  3. OMG, I didn't know that about eggs getting frozen till next Easter!! That's crazy. What scares me is the fact that no one know when will it stop, where will they/us draw the line. But at least this porridge meal looks and probably is very healthy.:) I like raising too! Mmm, raisins and fresh strawberries... YUM.:)

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  4. I'd love to eat it, I must try this recipe!!

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  5. It's actually the same for me - used to eat it all the time when I was smaller and recently I started again!

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  6. OMG seems so delicious !


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    Coline ♡

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  7. I bet the cinnamon goes so well with this. I have to try this. thanks for sharing

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  8. I'm not a big fan of porridge, but I'll definitely try these combinations. Thanks for sharing! xx

    - Victoria
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  9. wow looks really good, I love everything that has to do with breakfast!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  10. mmm these look delicious - especially the blueberry one :) x

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  11. oh my goooosh! i just wanna eat it right now!!! :D

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  12. You inspired me now :) Great healthy stuff! Love your blog!
    Would you like to follow each other with bloglovin?

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  13. How delicious!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  14. Mmm gotta try this!
    xx
    B.
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  15. Yes of course. I love it. My favorite is with walnuts and blueberries in it :)

    xx

    glamdevils

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  16. Mhmmm sieht lecker aus!
    Werde ich definitiv demnächst machen :D

    Selcan ;)

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  17. Woahh super lecker, ich liebe sowas!!!
    Vor allem mit den Blueberrys ...nom nom :)

    Love, Anni
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  18. Sieht sehr lecker aus, ich liebe Porridge!
    Liebe Grüße, Katja

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  19. I used to hate porridge but recently came to like it!

    LUXESSED

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  20. This porridge looks amazing! I love how you added the fresh fruit! Delicious! I am pretty boring I just have brown sugar :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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