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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Fruity Porridge in a Flask for Breakfast Week


A lot of people who don't eat breakfast say that they don't have time in the morning.  This super tasty porridge in a flask takes only a few minutes to make before you go to bed and it's ready to eat when you get up next morning.

The original recipe for this is  Slow Cooked Vanilla Spice Oatmeal from 'Pure Vanilla' by Shauna Sever, which I blogged about last November.  But I've made some changes this time, leaving out the vanilla and adding a bit more cinnamon and mixed spice and an additional 1/3 cup of mixed luxury dried fruits.

Fruity Porridge in a Flask
Serves 2
 
1/2 cup steel-cut oats
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1  pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1 pinch ground mixed spice
1/3 cup dried fruit, chopped
1 3/4 cups milk
Combine all ingredients in a jug; add 1 3/4 cups milk and stir to blend. Cook in the microwave until the milk is steaming.  Pour it into the vaccum flask and close the lid.  Leave overnight.

In the morning, open the flask and you'll find that the porridge has cooked and the fruit plumped up.  You might need to blast it for 30 seconds in the microwave to warm it up a bit more as it tends to be a bit luke warm first thing.  But the texture of steel cut oats is nothing like sloppy instant oatmeal and the flavour of the the spices and fruits is infused into the oats.


I served my porridge with banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon, but you can add cream, yogurt, nuts and any other fruits you enjoy. 

It's Farmhouse Breakfast Week all this week and there are loads of breakfast ideas on the Shake Up your Wake Up website.


You can follow @breakfastweek on Twitter and tweet a picture of your breakfast every day with the hash tag #BreakfastWatch. You can also post your photos to Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

As this is a 'cooked' breakfast I'm adding it to Breakfast Club, if you make a cooked or baked breakfast you can join us until 24th February.

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2 Comments:

At 24 January 2013 at 16:08 , Anonymous Shilpi said...

Awesome porridge, this is a great filling and healthy breakfast!

 
At 24 January 2013 at 21:49 , Blogger Susan heavenonaplate said...

You have shamed me into a)having brekkie tomorrow and b)making this...I will let you know how it goes :-)

 

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