Figs, Blueberry, Banana and Chocolate Porridge
The perfect autumnal breakfast bowl of Figs, Blueberry, Banana and Chocolate Porridge to celebrate World Porridge Day! Fab with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkling of nuts and seeds.
This recipe is sponsored by Whites Oats and if you haven’t already, you really should check them out here.
By the way, oats are incredibly nutrient dense. They are high in fibre and are loaded with vitamins and minerals including Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5 and small amounts of Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3.
Who doesn’t love Autumn? I mean really? Have you seen the colour palette out there? Have you seen the pumpkin latte adverts? Have you smelt the gingerbread? Have you felt that very slight breeze that sent you into a scarf finding frenzy? Oh.. that was just me?
Are you like me? Have you gotten all your cosy things out of the cupboards already? Are you ready to swathe yourself in a rather large, warm and cuddly blanket come 8pm? Are you making hot chocolate every day? How about an oaty chai latte? YES my friends. I have been making chai latte with oats and it is the stuff dreams are made of! Have you made all manner of ginger based recipes? Have you worn a hat indoors and those indoor boots yet? Have you most importantly, worn that lipstick colour? The one that comes out every Autumn? I don’t even know its name but I know you know.
By the way, I love oats. Not just because they are versatile but because they are filling, healthy and they can be dressed up or eaten plain. I could eat porridge every single day in all manners of ways. Current obsession is figs..I cannot stop making porridge with figs. Not long ago it was bananas and before that it was pears. All of them included chocolate..duh I hear you say. I can’t help it and dark chocolate is healthy right? By the way, is porridge called oatmeal in America?
- 100g of Whites Oats
- 250ml Water or Milk of choice
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Fig sliced
- 2 tbsp Blueberries
- 1 Banana sliced
- 25g Dark Chocolate
- 1 tbsp Nuts or Seeds of choice
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
- Pop the oats and the milk or water into a large pan over a medium heat.
- Add a pinch of salt and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring as often as you can to give you a smooth creamy porridge.
- Top with the toppings and enjoy warm.
You may need more milk or water to make the porridge. It depends on the oats you use. Sometimes I use up to 500ml.
Thankyou Whites Oats for your AMAZING Oats (that have totally taken over my mornings) and for sponsoring this post.