Banish breakfast boredom. Here’s how to make those porridge oats more bearable
Not too hot, not too cold but, um, not quite right.
If you’ve lost count of how many bowls of the same old porridge you’ve knocked back this winter, never fear, we’ve got your back.
This is porridge but not as you know it.
Just add: chocolate, cherries and coconut
OK, so we know porridge is meant to be the healthy option but life is about more than oats and milk. Say hello to the weekend treat of the porridge world: cherry chocolate porridge.
Just add: peanut butter
Call us nutty but a spoonful of peanut butter and some sliced banana makes a morning bowl of porridge sound a lot more appealing. Go on, stop monkeying around.
Just add: bread
If you’ve not nailed the perfect porridge portion (seriously, has anyone?), you’ll have a couple of spoonfuls of the oat-so-good stuff leftover.
Step away from the bin because, dear friends, you can add this to a basic bread dough. Why? Well, for a chewy, moist loaf with a good crust.
Just add: an oven, spices, nuts and fruit
Porridge shouldn’t just be made on the hob or in the microwave. Oh no. You can bake it too. Just check out that golden crust. Mmm.
Just add: cider
Well, it is a winter dish, right? Try the recipe here.
Just add: quinoa and coconut milk
If you find porridge a little on the bland side then it’s time to swap your oats for quinoa. Add some coconut milk, chamomile tea and some spices for a virtuous-looking brekkie. Try it here.