Recently my family has started doing a bit of a dietary cleanse. We took, amongst other things, milk, fruit, and sugar out of our diet which left us with a bit of a breakfast quandary. How can we make porridge without fruit? Once our taste buds adjusted to the lack of sugar we fell in love with this simple protein enhanced porridge.
We generally allow ½ a cup of dry porridge oats per person giving our toddler a bit less, and us a tad more so adjust this recipe as needed.
This recipe is for 4 people
2 cups of porridge oats
2 cups of water
2 cups of soy milk
¼ cup of desiccated coconut (sugar free)
1/8 cup creamed coconut grated
Rice milk for topping (optional)
Mix all ingredients into a saucepan and cook on medium low for 15 minutes or until the porridge is the consistency you enjoy. The creamed coconut will have melted into the porridge and the wonderful smell should fill your kitchen. Along with the dessicated coconut, using soy milk instead of water gives the porridge a wonderful creamy flavor. Once served in a bowl, add seeds and rice milk. We use hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and golden linseed. It is so good and actually does keep me going until lunch!
Written by Rachel from Oast. A Waldorf doll maker from Canada living in the rolling hills of the English countryside with her daughter, her gestating son and her awesome husband. She also writes at her blog here.