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!
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)
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)
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!
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.