One of the best things about winter is waking up to a warm bowl of spiced porridge. This easy-to-make breakfast dish will fuel you up for the day!
1 cup of rolled oats
2 tablespoons of sultanas
half a cup of water (or unhomogenised milk)
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
2 teaspoons of raw sugar
unhomogenised milk – to add after cooking depending on your preference for thick, creamy porridge or not!
1 pear – to poach/stew
a sprinkling of nutmeg – garnish for the pear
drizzle of maple syrup – optional
1: Put water/ milk in the pan with the oats on a low heat and stir with a wooden spoon.
2: After a minute or so add the sultanas, spiced herbs and sugar
3: Continue to stir and keep on a low heat and while this is simmering peel and cut the pear into thin slices. Add to a pan of water (just enough to coat the pears) and heat until the pears are soft.
4: Serve the porridge in bowls, add milk if you wish to make the porridge extra creamy. Add the pears and spinkle with nutmeg and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Enjoy. Store in an airtight container and this will keep in the fridge for up to two days. The flavours will infuse and be even more delicious – which will give you extra time for a lie-in!