If you’re being good this 2018, you might find yourself eating porridge every single morning to cut down on calories.
Oats are a fantastic grain but are quite bland and can become really boring if you eat them every day.
In order to keep this healthy habit kicking, you have to switch up your toppings and flavours.
We have found the tastiest toppings for your porridge that are so good, you’ll want it for every meal.
1. Carrot Cake
This recipe is perfect if you want to sneak more veggies into your diet.
Grate a carrot into your porridge while it’s cooking on the stove. Add raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and some chopped walnuts for an extra crunch.
Finish it off with a sweetener of your choice and enjoy!
2. PB & J
Peanut butter and jelly (jam) is one of the tastiest and quick sandwiches you can make, and it’s perfect for porridge!
Cook your oats as usual. Plate it up and add a good dollop of gorgeous peanut butter and strawberry jam.
Add seeds and nuts for extra protein and enjoy this delicious bowl of joy.
3. Chocolate Berries
Forest fruits and chocolate are one of our favourite flavour combinations out there, so we had to try it out on porridge.
While cooking your porridge, stir in some raw cacao powder. As that’s cooking, melt down some frozen berries in a pan with a squeeze of orange or lemon juice – we love blackberries, raspberries and red currants!
Plate the porridge, top with your delicious berries, and drizzle with some honey and a few cacao nibs for some crunch, devilishly delicious.
4. Protein Power
Protein powder is a great way to get the protein nutrition you need, but did you know that you can mix it in with your porridge?
Start by cooking off your porridge as usual and add a mashed banana for extra sweetness. At the very end stir in a scoop of your preferred protein powder, we like vanilla or chocolate!
Stir it up really well to avoid lumps and serve with whatever toppings you prefer. Add chia seeds and flaxseed for that extra protein kick.
5. Fried Bananas & Maple Almonds
If you want a decadent porridge that you can really indulge in, then this is the porridge for you.
Fried bananas can sound like a strange concept, but they are out of this world, especially when eaten with crispy rashers over French toast.
Heat up a frying pan with some coconut oil and cut your bananas in half, then lengthways so there’s a flat side. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the pan and add your bananas, letting them fry off for about 40 seconds.
When they’re just cooked (brown but not mushy) remove them from the pan and add some almonds into the pan, letting them soak up all the flavours. Pour over a teaspoon of maple syrup and let the almonds get sticky and sweet.
Place the bananas and the almonds over a bowl of cooked porridge, we recommend adding a dollop of almond butter for some added flavour, yummy!
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