Tuesday, November 13

Porridge Recipes To See You Through the Winter

Since I discovered I love porridge a few years ago I have it most mornings in the colder months. It makes me fell cosy inside and keeps me full until lunch time. This week, with the help of my friends at Aldi, I challenged myself to make five difference toppings. Some are a little more involved than others which you can just throw on top.

I normally make my basin porridge recipe in the microwave with 40g of oats and 160ml of milk. I cook it for two minutes stirring half way through.

Vanilla Almond Milk Porridge With Honey Roasted Pear
For this first recipe I halved my pear, spread over some honey and cinnamon then baked it in the oven for 20 minutes. In with my porridge I added half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, which I've never done before and is delicious, then served topped with almond and a little more cinnamon. 

Banana and Peanut Butter Porridge
 Banana and peanut butter is a classic combination and I really love peanut butter. There is no cooking involved with this topping - I just arranged my peanut butter and bananas on top of my porridge as well as I could. 

Carrot Cake Porridge
This recipe involves cooking your porridge in a pot but I still used the same measurements. I followed the recipe links in terms of amount of ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground ginger but just used normal oats. I really tastes like carrot cake so if your a fan I'm sure you'll love this recipe.

Raspberry, Coconut and Chocolate Porridge
This is a combination of flavours I hoped would work well and it really did. I choose frozen raspberries from Aldi so there wasn't any food waste and I could make this again in a few weeks. There are no quantities here just judge it by eye. The chocolate chips when deliciously melted in the warm porridge too.

Plum and Almond Porridge
This was the recipe I spotted in the Tesco magazine that inspired this post. It just looked so yummy in the photos. Slightly similar to the pear recipe it involved baking the fruit but this time with maple syrup, cinnamon and orange juice. I topped it with whole almonds and I love how autumnal the colours of the fruit and sauce are. 

Well there you have it. Five porridge recipes to see you through the next few months. I'm so happy with how these photos turned out and my vision was realised. I'd love to know your favourite porridge toppings so leave me a comment. 

I was kindly gifted vouchers to buy my ingredients 
from Aldi but love of porridge and 
saving money in Aldi is all mine. 

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