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Coconut & Banana Porridge with Raspberry Chia Jam


A warming delicious porridge recipe for winter mornings. Is there anything more comforting than starting your day with a creamy bowl of porridge? I think not :)


You will love waking up to this coconut milk oatmeal – it’s so nourishing and packed with flavour!


Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats (60 g)

  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk (375 ml) You can also add water if you don't have enough milk or if you want it less 'coconutty'.

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1tsp chia seeds

  • 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey)

  • 2 bananas

  • Extra toppings - hemp seeds, raw pistachios, cacao nibs

Raspberry Chia Jam

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp freshly-squeezed lemon juice

  • 1–2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (only if needed)

Instructions


  • Combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and pinch of salt in a saucepan.

  • Stir in coconut milk, and maple syrup and one banana finely sliced. Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to cook, stirring frequently, mixing the bananas in well, for about 5-8 minutes, or until liquid has absorbed. Feel free to adjust amount of liquid if you prefer thinner oats! TIP: Feel free to mash the banana down a little with the back of your spoon!

  • While the oats are cooking prepare your chia jam: Heat fruit in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is heated through and begins to break down and bubble. Use a spoon or potato masher to mash the fruit to your desired consistency. Stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice until combined. Then taste, and stir in 1 or 2 tablespoons sweetener if needed. Remove from heat and let cool for a couple of minutes.

  • Serve oatmeal and add toppings as desired. Enjoy hot!

NOTES


  • If the oatmeal is too thick for you, simply add more liquid.

  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or on the stove. They may need a splash more liquid.

  • Topping ideas: A dollop of plain Greek yogurt or a vegan alternative A sprinkle of nuts or seeds – I love hemp, chia, pumpkin seeds, or pecans A sprinkle of cacao nibs, or even some dark chocolate chips More banana slices or other fresh fruit. Any nut butter or tahini works really well too.

  • Instead of maple syrup, you could use honey or brown sugar as a sweetener.