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Emma’s carrot cake porridge recipe

This delicious and simple recipe is great for cold winter mornings


Written by Emma O'Toole and posted in opinion


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Now I don’t know about you, but my winter morning feels incomplete if I do not consume porridge in some way. The warm bowl of goodness keeps me satisfied for a long time. It’s easy to make and you can add plenty of different ingredients  to make so many different creations.

A word of advice I would have is to experiment in the kitchen with different flavours and dishes. I doubt will never get bored of porridge.

This recipe is just one way I prep my oats and I hope to share some more with you! I like to soak mine overnight to speed up the amount of time used in the morning, but you can totally make these in the morning if time allows.

 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup oats
  • 1 cup of milk of choice
  • ⅓ cup of raisins
  • ½-1 full carrot grated (depends on your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed or chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.

Method 

  • If you have these ingredients in a jar or container from the night before you can head straight to the microwave and pop them in for one minute.  
  • Give them a stir and another 1-2 minutes depending on the thickness you like.
  • If you like heating them on the stove, you can empty your jar or container into a pot. I sometimes add a little extra water because the oats can soak up a lot overnight. 
  • If you're making this from stratch right here and now you can add all the ingredients to the hob.
  • Turn your heat on high.
  • Start to stir the oats and when you see little bubbles, turn the heat to medium still stirring to ensure it’s not burning.
  • I love thick porridge, so I tend to put the heat to low and still mix for another 2/3 minutes.
  • Stop whenever you have reached your desired consistency and the oats have heated through.

Toppings

There are plenty of different toppings you can add to it. Here are my favourites: 

  • Glenisk Greek yoghurt for a creamy protein hit
  • Meridian smooth peanut butter or any nut butter would be a lovely compliment
  • Dash of cinnamon

And VOILA! 

I hope you enjoy and check out my blog for other recipes: FindingUAgain

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Published October 23rd, 2018
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