Have you ever wanted to eat dessert for breakfast without feeling guilty? I am sure many of us have and still do eat a croissant or a slice of cake in the morning and there is nothing wrong with that. But it is hard to ignore that most of these cakes are high in sugar and, let’s be honest, not the healthiest for you.
For the last 4 years since being vegan I have been eating porridge (almost) every day for breakfast. I do enjoy pancakes, granola, or a salty breakfast occasionally however a chocolate porridge is really my go to. I am so obsessed with it that I look forward to it each night and can’t wait to have it. I never get bored of it because although you’re eating the same thing everyday, you can decorate it with whatever fruit you want and have on hand. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same everyday. That is what makes it fun!
Also, I can say the moment you try porridge with cocoa powder, you won’t go back. I refuse to eat porridge without it nowadays and get anxious if I run out of cocoa powder!
Porridge is very simple to make. Some people like to have it quick and use a microwave and others cook it on the hob. I find it somehow tastes better when cooked on the hob but it depends how much time you have on your hands and whatever you prefer. Again, some people prefer it more on the liquid side and others a bit more dry. I am somewhere in the middle.
- Start with dry ingredients first. Measure out however much porridge you want but do not exaggerate as you will be adding in water and making it cook and grow more.
- Then, add about two tablespoons of cocoa powder. Mix.
- Then simply add plant milk (or water) a few inches above the oats. Start cooking on medium/high heat whilst continuously stirring.
- Once it starts bubbling, reduce the heat down and check for liquid. If you think it looks too thick, add more water or milk. You want it to be slightly on the liquid side as it will continue to cook and will dry once off the fire.
- Finally, add some fruit, nuts and seeds and enjoy your bowl of goodness.
How to make it healthy and delicious? Add some peanut butter and bananas. I think it’s the best combo. You’ll love it, trust me.
Some other things that will work: dates and figs, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, frozen cherries. Play around with it 🙂