My family eats oatmeal (porridge) every morning, it is very healthy, inexpensive and filling breakfast. I cook it with rice/soy milk, my husband cooks it with low-fat milk and we put either bananas or apples in it, sometimes we add raisins, chia seeds and/or goji berries as well. After it´s ready we top it with honey and cinnamon. Here are different recipes of porridge that I plan to try.

Walnut & Coconut Porridge, grain-free

This nut and seed porridge is such a terrific substitute for oatmeal or cream of rice.
Add to bowl:
6 pitted dates (or more as desired)
1 & 3/4 cup water
Let dates and water soak overnight.
In the morning, add to blender or food processor:
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (Note: These pumpkin seeds are salted. If your pumpkin seeds are not salted, add a few pinches of sea salt)
1/4 cup almond meal
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
2 tsp cinnamon

Puree until it is finely ground. I like to go until it starts clumping together.
Add the ground nut and seed mixture to a pot, or divide between cereal bowls.
Add soaked dates and their soaking water to the blender or food processor.
Puree until smooth.
Heat the date puree until it just begins to boil.
Pour the hot date water over the nut and seed mixture and stir.
The more liquids you add the thinner it will be.

Loving Earth´s superfood Porridge

30gr. porridge oats
200 ml. warm water
100 ml. rice milk
1 tsp gubingue Powder
1 tsp maqui Powder
2 tsp maca Powder
1 tsp vanilla Powder
a handful of blueberries
  1. Add water to oats in a small saucepan and cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix the other incredients with 2/3 of rice milk in a bowl. Use a fork to get a good blend.
  3. Add the remaining rice milk to your porridge and stir through. When it’s cooked to the desired consistency (not too watery but not too sticky), add to the superfood mixture. Stir through and enjoy! (http://www.lovingearth.net/)

vanilla porridge with honeyed apples

1 cup rolled oates
2 cups (500ml) milk
1 cup water
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
milk, extra, brown sugar and maple syrup to serve
Honeyed apples
2 red apples, sliced
2 tablespoons honey

  To make honeyed apples, heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the apple for 1 minute each side. Add honey and cook for a further 1–2 minutes or until golden and caramelised. Place the oats, milk, water and vanilla bean and seeds in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until thickened. Spoon into serving bowls, top with extra milk, sugar, maple syrup and honeyed apples to serve. Serves 4. (http://www.donnahay.com.au)

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