Although my (albeit belated) discovery of the “smoothie bowl” phenomenon pretty much changed the way I look at the blender, I have succumb to the approaching winter chill and have begun making warming porridges while tramping around the kitchen in my Uggs.
As an introduction into the world of healthy morning porridges, I made sure to choose wisely; I know myself well enough to recognize that if I blunder on the first foray into any new fare, I will most likely never eat it again. Strange, I know…but even if I make a slight error with ingredients or measurements and the original recipe is just a tad bit “off,” my taste buds turn sour at the mere thought of the food in question. Therefore, I decided to go with Deliciously Ella (because I think she is one of the best when it comes to scrumptiously sweet, satisfying breakfast foods).
And for the added assurance that I wouldn’t mess this one up, which recipe did I go for? Her “Creamy Coconut Porridge” of which she notes on her blog, “I might go so far as to say this is the world’s best porridge.” That sold me!
The porridge took about 10 minutes to make and it was, indeed, incredible. On my second attempt, I altered it a bit to include almond milk (because I had some fresh made and I didn’t want it to go to waste) and I enjoyed this version even more!
Here is the link to the original recipe by the amazing Ella Woodward: http://deliciouslyella.com/coconut-porridge/
And below is the recipe to my (almond-ey) version of her outrageously tasty coconut porridge:
Coconut Almond Oatmeal Porridge
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
- 4 tbsp. coconut milk
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- ½ tbsp. coconut oil
Toppings (optional and interchangeable):
- Whole soaked almonds
- Pomegranate seeds
- Raw cocoa nibs
- Dried coconut flakes
Add the almond milk, oats, coconut milk and slices of banana to a saucepan and allow to cook over medium heat (while stirring occasionally). Once the liquid has been absorbed, turn off the burner and mix in the almond butter and coconut oil. Transfer to a bowl and decorate as desired. (Any kind of fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc… works.) The porridge is so good that you can pretty much put anything on it…or eat it alone! Enjoy.