Since Wednesday I have been focusing on making time for breakfast. My favourite winter breakfast is porridge, and it doesn't take any longer to cook it in the microwave than it does to heat up the milk for my latte...so I have no excuse!
I've actually really enjoyed getting back into porridge to be honest. I used to eat it all the time during winter 2010, and it's been great re-discovering some of my favourite combinations. Here are some of the porridge breakfasts I've been enjoying recently...
Porridge made with fresh cranberries and vanilla stevia, topped with crunchy peanut butter:
Porridge cooked with chopped fresh plums and cinnamon, topped with spiced plum jam:
Porridge with cranberries and vanilla stevia, topped with a couple of squares of Lindt sea salt:
|Mmm, chocolate is a good addition - sweet & melty!!|
You might not be able to see much porridge in this bowl, but this was porridge cooked with chopped fresh pear and ground ginger, topped with a mix of melted white chocolate and smooth peanut butter - delicious!
Finally, this morning's breakfast. Porridge cooked in tinned pineapple juice instead of milk, with the leftover pineapple pieces as well. Mixed with agave and desiccated coconut, and then poured into a near-empty coconut butter jar:
Cooking the oats in pineapple juice instead of milk made the porridge quite tangy, but the coconut butter soon added back lots of creaminess :)
What is your favourite porridge combination? Which breakfasts do you find keep you full for longest? I love all types of breakfasts - French toast, pancakes, cereal etc, but I definitely find that porridge keeps me more full, which is ideal at the moment as one of the other things I'm trying to focus on is cutting back on how many snacks I have. I don't want to miss out on all the other breakfasts I love though, so on Sunday I had porridge for breakfast and then French toast for lunch...with a maple banana sauce...it was New Year's Day after all! ;-)