Get Up and Go Porridge

Get Up and Go Porridge
This is basically super oatmeal and one of our favorite winter breakfasts.
Serves: 4
  • 1-1/2 cups quick oats
  • 3 cups cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil at high heat.
  3. Once it boils turn off heat, stir, cover and let stand for 4 minutes (We prefer ours porridge style, which is less thick and pasty than traditional oatmeal. If you prefer your oats more firm, boil water first, then add oats).
Now, for the fun part. In our house, porridge is simply a transport vehicle to host lots of other goodies. Here are some of our favorites. When we shut off the heat we often add diced fresh fruit, like apples, bananas or pears. Dried fruit, such as raisins or cherries work well too. Sometimes we’ll toss in some frozen blueberries or raspberries to cool down the temperature a bit. If fresh fruit isn't available, then a dollop of our favorite Food For Thought preserves may find its way in. Once it is served in the bowl, we’ll often top with any combination of the following: fresh fruit or berries, a dollop of yogurt or apple sauce, chopped walnuts or almonds and always flax seed and maple syrup.


One Response to “Get Up and Go Porridge”

  1. R Anderson May 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Congratulations on what looks to be a great business and a great life for you all!

    Have you tried steel-cut oats for your porridge? Takes longer than rolled oats (probably 25-30 minutes for porridge) but has a much better glycemic index, is really filling all morning long, and can be cooked in advance and reheated—it doesn’t get gluey. I use Bob’s Red Mill or the Kroger Simple organic brand, and use less water than suggested because I like oats, not porridge. Also great for other Scots recipes like bannock bread. As a new type two diabetic (you can get high blood sugar from things other than sugar rich eating—be sure to get checked) glycemic index has become a major factor in my diet. Actually lots of fun and great food.

    Having breakfast with your family and choosing from all your organic fruit excitements will go on my wistful wish list. I’ll just have to try them gradually here in Mississippi.

    And thanks for all y’all do to bring me great things to eat!

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