For me, I always find eating porridge to be a brilliant way to kick start my day. When it’s a cold winter’s morning and I have to go outside, I love tucking into a warm bowl of porridge before I do. Due to my allergy, we have to eat gluten free oats. However, these can be brought in most supermarkets now days.
Oats by their very nature when grown tend to absorb everything that has been or is in the same field. So to make oats cheap farmers will grow them in the same field as wheat. Therefore, the oats will then soak up the gluten in the wheat field. The gluten free oats are grown on a separate field where nothing else grows. So that’s why there are gluten free oats sold in supermarkets.
The recipe does use gluten free oats but if you are not allergic to gluten then please do not worry. You can make it with whatever you have in the cupboard. As long as it keeps you warm on a cold winter’s morning, that’s all I care about.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Gluten free oats x 90g
- Bananas x 2
- Dates x 4
- Raw cacao powder x 2 tsp
- Maca powder x 1 tsp (optional)
- Cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Milk x 200 mls (of your choice) plus extra if necessary
- Blueberries x 1 handful
- Raspberries x 1 handful
- Honey (optional)
- Peel and roughly break up the bananas.
- Put these into the blender or nutribullet.
- Remove the stones from the dates and put these in too.
- Add in the raw cacao powder, maca powder (optional) and cinnamon.
- Pour in the milk and blend these ingredients together.
- Weigh the oats and pour over the blended ingredients.
- Stir these ingredients together and place them in the fridge overnight.
- The next day remove the oat mixture from the fridge and put them into the saucepan.
- Place the saucepan on a high heat and add extra oat milk if necessary.
- Also add in the handful of blueberries and raspberries.
- Now stir these ingredients together.
- If the mixture starts to stick to the base of the pan turn the heat down.
- Plus if it gets too thick then add more milk.
- Keep stirring until the porridge is at a consistency you like and is warm through.
- It should take around 5 – 10 minutes.
- Once it’s cooked pour into 2 bowls and add a teaspoon or two of honey.
- Then serve and enjoy.
Choccy Datey Porridge is a delicious combination of sweet foods that will help to fuel you throughout the day. For me, storing the oats together with the blender ingredients in the fridge overnight helps make my morning quicker. Plus when you soak your oats overnight it helps with the digestion of the enzymes. You don’t have to soak them but I do find this helps to make my mornings go smoothly and I am less bloated after breakfast. However you decide to eat this breakfast, as always, enjoy.
Do you eat porridge and if so, what do you put in yours? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you. xxx