Happy world porridge day! Yep quite a weird one but the background of the day is very inspirational.
It originally was an event organised to raise funds for Mary’s Meals a charity based in Argyll, Scotland, to help starving children in developing countries. So in honour of World Porridge Day and the brilliant cause I’ve compiled various porridge recipes depending on what vibe you need from it.
The link to Mary’s Meals is https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/ in case you want to look at any more of their work.
Obviously you can alter the recipes how you like, for instance I haven’t specified the milk you should use because I use oat milk and that’s not for everyone. You can change the toppings, add more fruit or sweet treats, I would normally put chia seeds and flaxseed on the top of my porridge but not everyone is that pretentious.
The one when you’re in a rush
- – 50g rolled oats
- – 100ml of milk
- – 2tbsp of peanut butter or almond butter
- – 1 medium banana
- 1. warm the hob at a medium heat and put the pan on to warm through also.
- 2. put the 50g oats and then the 100ml of milk in the pan and stir occasionally. While this is simmering, cut up one banana into slices and put in the porridge. If you like your porridge smoother you can then crush the banana with the back of a spoon.
- 3. Add one of your tablespoons of your chosen nut butter into the pan and stir it in.
- 4. Once the porridge is at a consistency you desire (add extra milk as needed) put your porridge in the bowl and add your other tablespoon of nut butter on the top.
The one with the sweet tooth
– 50g rolled oats
– 100ml milk
– 5 strawberries
– 1 piece of chocolate
– Some raspberries to top
1. warm the hob at a medium heat and put the pan on to warm through also.
2. put the 50g oats and then the 100ml of milk in the pan and stir occasionally. While this is simmering, cut up your strawberries into quite small pieces and mix them in the pan.
3. When you get your desired consistency put your porridge into your bowl. Now for the very important bit get your piece of chocolate dark, milk or white and put it in the middle of your porridge and cover it with some of the porridge so it is submerged. Leave this while you get your raspberries to put on top (or any other fruit really) and enjoy the melted chocolate.
The one for the autumn vibes
– 50g rolled oats
– 100ml milk
– 1 apple
– 2 tbsp of maple syrup
– 1 tsp of sweet cinnamon
- Warm the hob and the pan through on a medium heat while you cut up your apple into small to medium sized chunks. Now place the apple in the pan and cover it and leave it for about seven minutes. Then pour in your two tablespoons of maple syrup and mix that round until the apples are soft and the syrup is bubbling slightly.
- Add the milk and the oats and mix it all together until the desired consistency before pouring it into a bowl and adding a teaspoon of cinnamon for extra autumn cosiness.
featured photo credit – BBC good food