As you all probably know, I love porridge – I’ve made carrot cake, banana bread, caramel, and many more flavours because it basically means I can get away with eating dessert for breakfast… Yeah… Not great at those “keeping healthy” New Year’s resolutions, am I?
But I haven’t made a new interesting flavour in a while, so I thought I’d create a baked version for breakfast today with loads of sugar (it was a busy day at work today, I figured I would need it!) and fruit.
The great thing about porridge is you can’t really go wrong whatever you do – I lost the recipe I was using for this that I carefully created, so I just winged it this morning with the limited time I had before work, and it worked out really great; ridiculously tasty, but also healthy, and will keep you full for ages.
You could adapt this with seasonal fruit like blackcurrants, blackberries or raspberries – most soft fruit works so you can tweak depending on your taste, but obviously blueberries are great because they’re quite tangy and sour – hope you like it! :)
50g of porridge oats
150ml of water (plus one tablespoon for the syrup)
100ml of coconut milk
Quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon
One tablespoon of brown sugar
150g of blueberries
Two tablespoons of caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, mix the oats, coconut milk, water and cinnamon in a saucepan and simmer on a low heat for about 5 minutes until thick and creamy. Mix in a small handful of the blueberries.
- Pour the porridge into an oven-proof bowl and sprinkle over the brown sugar. Bake for ten to fifteen minutes until golden.
- Meanwhile, simmer the caster sugar with one tablespoon of water in a pan for a few seconds until the sugar is dissolved, then add in the blueberries and simmer until the blueberries go soft and start to pop. The juice should go all purple.
- Remove the porridge from the oven and pour the blueberry mixture over the top.
P.S. I’m running the London Marathon in about 108 days – dear God – here’s my fundraising page if you would like to help the charity I’m running for :)