This tasty breakfast of porridge with blueberries and almonds is made from traditional rolled oats. It’s a simple low cost quick healthy meal. And a perfect start to the day. Packed full of fibre and energy, it keeps you fuller for longer!
Hello! Welcome to my first recipe of 2015, and this porridge with blueberries and almonds is the first in a series of 5 different breakfast porridges for this week! 😀
I’ve always been a huge fan of this traditional porridge and indeed one of my very first blog recipe postings was my perfect porridge recipe. My photography has come on since then 🙂 so unlike other previous blog photos that I have re-done, I’ve left that one as it is. Plus there are still some variations in that recipe, as well as the pinhead oatmeal recipe you could try anyway.
I prefer to keep my porridge ingredients to a minimum. That’s why there’s not that many ingredients to this porridge with blueberries and almonds breakfast. That way I can carry them to work and microwave them there after a gym session. All my porridge recipes are made with convenience and simplicity in mind but with getting the maximum nutritional benefits, especially after a workout, from the tastiest fruits and nuts.
- 25g rolled oats/porridge oats
- 175ml skimmed milk/other milk of choice or water
- 20g flaked almonds
- 80g blueberries
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds (optional)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp. runny honey (optional)
- Place the rolled oats/porridge oats into a small saucepan with the chia seeds and add the milk.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer, stirring continuously until the milk has been absorbed by the oats or until a desired consistency is achieved.
- Place the rolled oats/porridge oats into a microwaveable dish with the chia seeds and add the milk.
- Microwave on full power for two minutes, stir and then microwave for one more minute. (Microwave times may vary so watch the porridge does not boil over).
- Remove the cooked porridge to a serving bowl.
- Stir in the flaked almonds, blueberries and flax seeds.
- Drizzle the runny honey over.
All my recipes and conversions to U.S. measuring units can be found at my yummly page.
If you check out the details on the Nutrition Label above you’ll see that one bowl alone of this porridge with blueberries and almonds breakfast is providing you with 51% of your recommended daily dietary fibre plus 34% of daily protein recommendation. What a great start for your body for the day! Can you be sure your packaged breakfast cereal looks after you the way this one does?
How about trying some different toppings? You could try the toppings from my next 4 porridge recipes on this one. Vary the fruits and nuts and if you find the porridge not sweet enough then add a little more honey (already included in the Nutrition Label calculation) or a sweetener like Stevia. Not sugar!
I’d love to hear what your favourite porridge toppings are!
See ya tomorrow!