Porridge or so-called oatmeal is probably one of the great British breakfast dishes. This classic breakfast is not only extremely healthy and delicious, but also very easy to prepare.

This dish can land on my plate everyday – especially on those cold winter days.

Porridge is an energy power house and supplies through the oats valuable proteins and vitamins.

You won’t ever get bored of this meal either, because there are countless variations on how to switch up your porridge (see some of them below).

Chocolate Porridge with Cacao & Granola

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I use oat milk)
  •  1 cup of oatmeal

add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder for the chocolate

Optional:

Feel free to add some additional sweeteners to your porridge.I recommend a natural sweetener such as coconut blossom sugar, honey, agave syrup, maple syrup or similar.

Preparation:

1. Mix milk with the vanilla, cinnamon and oatmeal and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes until the oats have reached a nice consistency.

2. Add mashed banana and mix evenly, add cocoa powder and optional sweetener, and simmer again on low heat for 1-2 minutes – that’s it for the porridge!

3. Decorate with any desired toppings (I mostly use bee pollen, goji berries and chia seeds – on this picture I even topped it off with Ombar chocolate.

Porridge refinement options:

As mentioned, there are countless ways to take your porridge to the next level.

I think its best, if you simply go ahead and try out different things – that way, you best find out, what tastes you like the most.

Here are some possible ideas:

Fruit:

Let your imagination run wild! Grab a handful of frozen berries or apples or pears to take your porridge to make you porridge sweeter!

Nuts:

Whether roasted, chopped or in granola: Nuts provide a crunchy texture and contain many healthy fats, so let’s go nuts!

The best options are almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, cashews, peanuts or hazelnuts)

Nut butters:

Give your porridge a creamy texture and are really tasty.

1 tablespoon peanut-, almond- or Cashewmus do the trick- feel free to add more if you like too 😉

Superfoods:

Superfoods are natural foods that have a high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Because of their high nutrient density, they have a positive effect on health. Even in small amounts cover Superfoods from the nutritional needs of the body and make every meal a visually blast!

My favorite superfoods for porridges are:

Raw cacao (de-oiled), bee pollen, puffed Amaranth or Quinoa (found at Alnatura),  Goji berries, blueberries, mulberries, chia seeds, aronia berries, maca.

You can read more about Superfoods on this blog entry.

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