Friday, 9 October 2015

Chocolate and raspberry porridge

I've never been a fan of porridge but I must admit that the few times I have had it, not only have I felt really full until lunch time, but also energised and ready to face busy work days. On the other hand, a few other other quick breakfast options, like cereals, have left me with hunger pangs much before it's time for lunch and sometimes as early as an hour after breakfast! So I have decided to bring the good old porridge back into my life and have been trying out some ways of making it appealing to me. One such experiment led to this recipe - chocolate porridge! I added a banana and some raspberries to the porridge but you could experiment with any fruits or stick to just chocolate.


Ingredients

1/2 cup porridge oats
1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 cup water
1 small banana, chopped
1 tsp cocoa powder (I've used 100% cocoa powder)
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
Handful of raspberries, some roughly chopped, the rest for garnish

Method

In a saucepan add the oats, milk and water. Turn on the heat and stir. Keep stirring so the porridge doesn't stick to the pan.

After around 2-3 minutes, when it starts to thicken, add the maple syrup, cocoa powder, half of the chopped banana and the chopped raspberries. Stir till it all comes together.

Once the porridge is cooked and has thickened, which should be after a total of around 7-8 minutes, turn off the heat.

Serve topped with the rest of the chopped banana and the raspberries. Drizzle over some maple syrup and dig in!

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