This porridge is just like eating dessert for breakfast without the guilt. Creamy oats provide fibre, some protein and B vitamins for slow release energy and a happy tummy. It might be just the ticket to get your kids eating a nutritious and sustaining breakfast before school.
Preparations time: 5mins
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup water
1-2 tbsp coconut (or other) milk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp cacao
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp maple syrup
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
Fruit, nuts and seeds to serve, if desired
1. Combine the oats, water, milk, chia, cacao, cinnamon and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat,
2. Stir occasionally for 5-7 minutes or until the porridge thickens and becomes creamy.
3. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and serve with a dollop of peanut butter and your favourite breakfast toppings: sliced fruit, yoghurt, homemade low sugar granola, nuts and seeds.
For a FODMAP Friendly option, swap the oats for buckwheat groats.
Create by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner