Monday, 17 January 2011

Porridge of the Week # 24

Porridge of the Week #24
Porridge with mango, banana and coconut milk

This recipe is taken from the weekend's Guardian- which includes a supplement of great quick and healthy breakfast recipes put together by Ottolenghi.

Category: Flavour and Health. (Win Win!)

steel-cut oats (Irish oats)
A pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
tbsp maple syrup
banana, peeled and sliced
half a mango, peeled and diced
coconut milk
1 lime, halved

1. Bring the water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Add the oats and cook for 25-30 minutes (or 10-15 minutes if you've prepared the oats the night before), stirring occasionally and adding a little water if needed, until tender but still with a clear bite.
2. Off the heat, stir in the salt, vanilla and maple syrup.
3. Transfer to serving bowls and top with the banana, mango and coconut milk. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top if you like.

Ottolenghu says; 'It's hard to beat the rough texture of steel-cut oats, with their slight resistance against the teeth. The rest of the components here offer pure, lazy-morning comfort, although you can wake yourself up properly by adding a little zing of lime. If you are well organised and think ahead, boil the oats with the water for a minute, chill and place in the fridge overnight. This will save you 10-15 minutes of cooking time the next morning.'


1 comment:

  1. oh I saw that in the Guardian, looked delish, but I think yours looks better. Nothing like porridge in the winter.