Monday 7 January 2019

Spiced Plum Porridge

spiced plum porridge

I'm always amazed when people describe porridge as "boring" and then I realise that they simply need to be introduced to the various topping possibilities, which are practically endless! Case in point? This simple porridge is topped with the most comforting caramelised plums, which are delicately infused with a blend of seasonal spices. If you prefer to make fewer portions, simply divide the recipe quantities- although if you do this for the porridge, I highly recommend making the full quantity of plums and keeping in the fridge for a quick breakfast or snack (also lovely with yoghurt) throughout the week.

Three great health benefits: beneficial for eye health, good source of fibre, boosts immunity

Serves 4
Enjoy immediately

4 plums, cut in half and with the stones removed
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 star anise
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or 1/2 cinnamon stick)

For the porridge:
4 cups almond milk (I always use unsweetened)
1 & 1/3 cups gluten free oats
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1) To make the spiced plums, place the fruit in a frying pan over a medium heat on the hob, along with the coconut oil, maple syrup and spices (star anise and cinnamon). Cook for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the plums are softened and caramelised.
2) Meanwhile make the porridge by combining the oats with the almond milk in a medium saucepan and stirring in the vanilla and nutmeg. Warm over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the porridge has thickened and most of the liquid has been absorbed. To serve, divide the porridge between bowls and top with the spiced plums. Enjoy immediately.

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