Top 10 porridge recipes you have to try!

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Porridge is super convenient, don’t you think? It takes seconds to prepare in the morning (or you can make it ahead the night before), tastes delicious and gives you long-term energy that we all need each day. I used to be a smoothie girl a while back, but during the summer months I actually switched to a more starch-based diet and I surely don’t regret it. First of all, I feel fuller longer. Second, I eat smaller portions, which is obviously healthier than stuffing your face with everything you’ve got on hand. And third, I don’t have to take huge amounts of food to school with me. I think I am not the only one who thinks that THIS is amazing ahaha.

Here I have for you my top 10 oatmeal/porridge recipes that you can obviously make with oats or millet, rice or any other flakes your heart desire. These are super easy and don’t cost you a hand and a leg. Enjoy!

All photos are from my Instagram page @peasandloveadela, go and follow me, I would greatly appreciate it! ^^

Pear and Caramel

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0.5 cup rolled oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
sweetener of choice
one pear
a squeeze caramel drops

1. Chop a pear into chunks and add it into a small saucepan with a dash of water. Cover and cook until it becomes soft and mushy.

2. Add oats, liquid, sweetener and caramel drops. Cover and let the oats cook through.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add toppings of choice.

Apple Pie

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0.5 cup rolled oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
maple syrup
one apple
allspice
frozen raspberries

1. Chop an apple into chunks and add it into a small saucepan with a dash of water and allspice. Cover and cook until it becomes soft and mushy.

2. Add oats, liquid and maple syrup. Cover and let the oats cook through.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add frozen raspberries, more maple syrup and other toppings you want.

Berry, Ginger and Cinnamon

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0.5 cup rolled oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
sweetener of choice
handful of frozen berries
pinch of ginger
dash of cinnamon

1. Add oats, liquid and sweetener of choice into a small saucepan. Cover and let cook a bit.

2. Add frozen berries, stir, cover and cook until they become nice, soft and warm.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add toppings of choice.

Carrot Cake

0.5 cup rolled oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
1 grated carrot
handful of raisins
handful of pumpkin seeds
allspice
agave syrup to taste

1. Peel and grate one carrot

2. Add oats, liquid, grated carrot, agave, raisins, pumpkin seeds and allspice into a small saucepan. Cover and wait until oats are cooked through.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add toppings of choice. I opted for brazil nuts and carob molasses.

Mango Cinnamon

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0.5 cup of oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
one mango
dash of cinnamon
sweetener if you wish

1. Chop your mango into chunks and add into a saucepan with some water. Cook until it gets warm and releases its sweetness.

2. Add oats, liquid, cinnamon and sweetener if you wish. Cook covered until oats are done.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add your favourite toppings.

Strawberry Banana Dream

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0.5 cup of oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
half a banana mashed
handful of frozen strawberries
sweetener of choice

1. Add oats, liquid, banana and sweetener into a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.

2. Once the oats are nice and hot add in the frozen strawberries. Cover and cook until oats are done and berries warm.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add your favourite toppings. I also made a chocolate sauce to drizzle on top: 1 teaspoon of cacao powder mixed with 2 teaspoons agave/maple syrup.

Carob and Acai

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0.5 cup of oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
2 tsp carob powder
1 tsp acai powder (you can add as much
carob and acai as you want)
sweetener of choice

1. Add oats, liquid and sweetener into a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.

2. Add carob and acai powders and stir.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add your favourite toppings. Here I chose a banana, chia seeds, apple chunks, pumpkin seeds and peanut butter (this is by far my favourite peanut butter, not sponsored or anything).

Turmeric Zoats

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0.5 cup of oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
1/2 of a zucchini grated
a dash of turmeric (I don’t like too
much turmeric, but do what your
tastebuds love)
a dash of cinnamon
sweetener of choice

1. Add oats, zucchini, liquid and sweetener into a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.

2. Add the spices and stir. Cook a bit more until desired consistency.

3. Put into a nice bowl and add your favourite toppings. Here I used a banana, frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries and chia seeds.

Poppyseed Cake Oats

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2/3 – 3/4 cup of oats
1 1/3 – 1.5 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
sweetener of choice
ground poppy seeds

1. Add oats, liquid and sweetener into a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.

2. Once it is done put into a bowl and top with lots of ground poppy seeds (good for girls – full of calcium!), peanut butter and a banana. Once you take a nice instagram shot mix everything and enjoy your poppy seed oats.

3. You can also cook the oats with raisins and almond flavouring. It would resemble the real poppy seed cake even more!

It’s all about the toppings

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0.5 cup of oats
1 cup liquid (I like to use water
and plant milk)
sweetener of choice

1. Add oats, liquid and sweetener into a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.

2. Once the desired consistency is reached pour into a bowl and add the Toppings: apple slices, frozen raspberries, plum stew, peanut butter and coffee-chocolate sauce (mix 1 tsp instant coffee with 1 tsp cacao powder and 2-3 tsp agave/maple syrup).

Peace and love to you all, remember to be kind to every living being and to spread compassion and happiness wherever you go.

Adela

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