If you are looking for healthy and easy to digest breakfast recipes, you will sooner or later stumble across porridge. Porridge basically is softly cooked oatmeal in water or milk. Even the Romans cooked porridge back then. In Scotland it is even considered a national dish these days. Today we show you a delicious porridge basic recipe, which you can easily refine with toppings of your choice.
Basically, the recipe contains 3 small peculiarities that ensure the right porridge enjoyment. First, we roast the oats a bit before adding the liquid. This creates more taste. Second, we stir the porridge with the handle of a wooden spoon. You get into the corners of the saucepan with it and don’t clump the porridge. Third, we add a pinch of salt to the porridge, which enhances the taste. Our grandparents already knew that. They always put some sugar in hearty dishes and some salt in sweet dishes. The specified cooking time and amount of liquid can of course be varied according to personal preference.
A mixture of healthy fats and fruit is suitable as a topping. Healthy fat means nuts, kernels and seeds. Of course, nut butter is also possible. Depending on the fruit used, the porridge can also be sweetened a little. Liquid sweeteners such as maple syrup or agave syrup are best suited for this. The porridge is of course healthier if you just enjoy it with the natural sweetness of the fruit.
Porridge Basic Recipe
- 45 g rolled oats
- 300 ml plant milk and/or water
- 1 pinch salt
- Slowly roast the oats in a saucepan without adding fat at medium temperature. Stir occasionally so it doesn't burn.
- Add the liquid, bring to the boil briefly at medium temperature and then simmer for about 10-15 minutes at a rather low temperature. Stir every now and then. Ideally with the handle of a wooden spoon to avoid lumps.
- Before serving, season the porridge with a small pinch of salt. Serve with the toppings of your choice.