Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oatmeal Porridge With Dried Fruits


50 g cut porridge oats
350 ml milk or water
1 tbsp honey
pinch of cinnamon powder
pinch of cardemon powder
Handful dried apricots, chopped
Handful dried cranberries, chopped
Handful walnuts, chopped
Pinch of salt

As autumn arrives, the breakfast preferences change. Warm porridge is a perfect start of the day on rainy days. Put the oats in a saucepan, pour in the milk or water and sprinkle in a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Once ready, mix in some honey, cinnamon, little bit of cardamon and stir. Add the dried fruits of your preference, here apricots and cranberries, but can be also dried figs, prunes or raisins, along with some nuts, here walnuts, but also can be almond flakes or hazelnut, the options are numerous. Some fresh fruits are also welcome, here bananas, but can be also apples, pears and others. The porridge can be also topped up by some Greek yogurt or creme fraiche. Perfect hearty and healthy start of the day. 
Bon Appetit!