By Camille Gibson
One morning recently, (after a particularly tough week!), I decided I needed a properly comforting breakfast. This spiced porridge is what I came up with.
It’s silky and sweet, even before you add any honey or sugar. Enough to put a smile on anyone’s face!
120g porridge oats
400ml tin of coconut milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
½ tsp vanilla extract
Toasted, chopped hazelnuts (optional)
Chia seeds (optional)
Honey/brown sugar (optional)
Stove Top Method
Place the oats, coconut milk, water, spices and vanilla into a medium sized pan.
Stir gently on a medium heat until the porridge has come to a boil.
Turn the heat down to low and let the porridge simmer for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy.
Sweeten with honey or brown sugar if desired.
Serve with a sprinkling of toasted, chopped hazelnuts, chia seeds and a splash of cold coconut milk.
This recipe is easy on the purse strings (another reason to smile!} If you want to reduce the costs even further, replace the coconut milk with regular milk.
Slow Cooker Method:
Mix oats, milk and water in the slow cooker and cook on low while you sleep. In the morning, add remaining ingredients and serve.