When it comes to my porridge I have to be honest I’m a creature of habit especially at breakfast time. Normally I will always choose cinnamon as a natural sweeter for my porridge. One morning I went to the cupboard for my little sweeter and it was gone. I had put the last of the cinnamon in a recipe the day before. I needed get more cinnamon next time we went shopping.
Instead of the sweetness I decided to add a little spice. The ginger was looking at me from the shelf in the pantry. Therefore I decided to try it in my porridge. Ginger is a popular spice in lots of recipes. I like to use it in curries, soups and stews too. It’s a delicious spice that can help to flavour a very plain meal. Plus it works really well with chocolate. It made this porridge sweet and spicy. A great way to kick start the morning.
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- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Gluten free oats x 90g
- Bananas x 2
- Pitted prunes x 6 – 8
- Raw cacao powder x 1 tbsp
- Ground ginger x 1 – 2 tsp
- Ground flax seed x 1 tbsp
- Pumpkin seeds x 1 tbsp
- Chia seeds x 1 tbsp
- Sunflower seeds x 1 tbsp
- Walnuts or pecan x 1 small handful
- Milk x 200 mls (of your choice) plus extra if necessary
- Blueberries x 1 handful
- Honey (optional)
- Weigh the oats and pour into the bowl.
- Add in the ground ginger, raw cacao powder, pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts.
- Stir these ingredients together.
- Remove the stones from the prunes, if not already removed and slice the flesh.
- Now put the chopped prunes into the porridge and stir all the ingredients together.
- Pour over the milk and again stir the ingredients.
- Put the mixture into the fridge over night
- The next day remove the oat mixture from the fridge and put them into the saucepan.
- Slice the banana into the mixture.
- Place the saucepan on a high heat and add extra oat milk or water if necessary.
- Also add in the handful of blueberries.
- 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 or water.
- 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.
Chocolate Ginger Porridge was a huge hit with me. As you may have gathered from the above paragraphs I love chocolate and I love ginger. Therefore putting both these ingredients into a bowl with porridge was a great way to start my day. The breakfast is easy to prepare. I like to prep the ingredients the night before as it’s better for the digestive system. Plus it makes the whole experience of cooking the porridge so much quicker too. It’s a great on the go breakfast as it doesn’t take long to cook but tastes amazing. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx