Winter Porridge

Winter Porridge

With the cooler weather upon us I crave a warm bowl of porridge for breakfast. This recipe has evolved from my interest in Ayurvedic principles so incorporates a small spoonful of ghee for it’s nourishing quality along with my favourite warming spices, cinnamon and ginger to ward off the morning chill. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. It is a fantastic way to start your day.

This recipe serves 1 but feel free to multiply the quantities depending on how many hungry mouths you have to feed.

1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tsp ghee (I love Sol ghee)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup boiling water
pinch salt, use Himalayan salt for added minerals
1/3 cup milk
1 tbsp sultanas
To serve: your choice of sweetener, extra milk

Method:
Place the oats, ghee and spices in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook gently for a few minutes until the oats are toasted and coated in the ghee.
Next add the boiling water, salt, milk and sultanas and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring regularly, or until oats have softened and porridge is creamy.
Spoon into your favourite bowl, sprinkle with a little sugar or drizzle with honey, and serve with milk. Sit in the morning sunshine and enjoy!

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