vgnwtch (vgnwtch) wrote in vegancooking,

Vroooom! Porridge

My husband used to dislike porridge [oatmeal].  Recently, he decided to give it another go, mainly because I'd made a(nother) Big Deal about how packed with energy, iron, and general body-friendly goodness it is.  I've created a version that he says that gives him lots of energy and keeps him full, and that he actually likes.  We eat a huge breakfast, with smaller meals at lunch and dinner, so the following amounts may vary - it's the ratio that seems to be important.  I've made up a large batch of this so I scoop out 1 cup per person in the morning instead of messing with ingredients first thing.

Vroooom! For Ravenous Breakfasters

Dry Ingredients (By Ratio)

1 cup ordinary rolled oats
1/2 cup jumbo/giant oats
1/2 cup barley flakes
1/4 cups mixed seeds (I use sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, and hemp)
1 heaped tbsp poppy seeds
1 level tbsp cinnamon

Fruit Per 2 People

1/4 cup dried blackcurrants (in the US, I imagine blueberries would be more appropriate)
1/4 cup mixed raisins and sultanas
4 dates, chopped

Agave nectar or other sweetener to taste

  • Cover the dried fruit with water and keep in an airtight container overnight
  • Put 1 cup per person of the dry ingredients into a pan with enough water, and place over heat, stirring continuously, until the porridge thickens to your favoured consistency (I like mine thick but creamy)

Eh, voila!  If that doesn't stick to your ribs, nothing will.  Fab with green tea first thing in the morning.

[EDIT]: I forgot to mention that I add two heaped tablespoons of ground linseed [flaxseed] after cooking and before doling out.
Tags: -health-high protein recipes, -high energy foods, breakfast foods-oatmeal/porridge
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