This recipe is inspired by my recent trip to Copenhagen where I stumbled on a small chain of porridge restaurants…yes, you heard right, restaurants specialising in porridge! The most popular offering was the ‘All In’ which was porridge with all 13 toppings, you didn’t need to eat again after this mammoth meal.
I thought I loved porridge before, now I spend Sundays preparing the following week’s toppings! If you think porridge is boring then I urge you to try this recipe and go absolutely mad with the add on bits – breakfast will never be the same again.
This recipe contains oats, quinoa and chia seeds so it has a great boost of protein, perfect for those on a plant based diet.
Three Grain Porridge
3/4 cup oats
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup water
1 cup milk of choice – I used Rude Health’s coconut milk
4 tbsp coconut cream (optional)
Toppings, choose from –
Stewed apple & cinnamon
Stewed pear & vanilla
Yogurt of choice
- Rinse the quinoa thoroughly as this takes away the bitter taste
- Put the oats, quinoa and chia seeds in a saucepan, add the water and coconut milk and cook over a medium heat for approximately 15 minutes, stir frequently and add more liquid if needed
- Once cooked, stir through the coconut cream if using, this will give the porridge a creamier consistency
- Add your toppings!