porridgeThis is a great way to start a winter's day! For extra protein and calcium make your porridge with milk rather than water.

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 Ingredients

1 Serve

2 Serves

 Fruit porridge oats or rolled oats

½ cup

1 cup

 Ground linseed (optional)

1 T

2 T

 Milk or water

1 cup

2 cups

 Maple syrup and milk or yoghurt

To taste

To taste

 Walnuts, chopped

2 T

¼ cup

 Banana

1 small or ½ large

2 small or 1 large

 

Method

  1. Put the oats, linseed and milk into a saucepan.
  2. Bring porridge to the boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for a minute or two until the oats are soft and creamy.
  3. Pour into a bowl, add the milk and maple syrup and top with slice banana and nuts.

 

Variation: replace maple syrup with golden syrup, runny honey or brown sugar.

Microwave

  1. Place oats, coconut and milk in a deep sided microwave-safe container.
  2. Cook, uncovered on high power for 2 minutes. Stir well.
  3. Cook 2 minutes on medium power. Stir and if needed cook for a further 30 seconds on medium power.
  4. Pour into a bowl, add milk if desired and maple syrup. Top with slice banana and nuts.

 

Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.


Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre