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#NationalBreakfastWeek | Porridge 5 ways

24th - 30th January is National Breakfast week. I thought I'd share with you my 5 favourite ways to have porridge.It's warm and comforting especially on a cold day and keeps me full until lunch. porridge doesn't have to be boring


1. Overnight Oats
I was introduce to Overnight Oats when I joined Slimming World. It's one of my favourite easiest breakfasts to have. It's especially good if you're on the go

Ingredients
35g Porridge Oats
1 Pot of yogurt (125g)
Mixed fruits (I use frozen fruit as it melts into the oats and makes it extra gooey)

Method
Layer the porridge, yogurt and fruit into a jar or bowl, cover and leave in the fridge overnight
In the morning stir, add some extra fruit and enjoy


2. Carrot Cake Porridge
A great way to get some vegs into your diet, super filling and yummy

Ingredients
35g Porridge Oats
150g Milk (add more if you like your porridge runny)
1 small grated carrot
1 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Sweeten to taste (sugar,sweetner,honey etc)

Method
Place all the ingredients into a pan bring to boil, then simmer for 5 - 10 minutes until thick and creamy


3. Baked Oats
A versatile way of  serving porridge for children and adults who do not like the gooey texture

Ingredients
35g Porridge Oats
1 egg
50 ml milk
Add fruit, flavouring, jam whatever you fancy
sweeten to taste

Method
Mixed together in a bowl
Spoon into muffin/cake case
Bake at 180 -200 or until golden 
Enjoy straight out of the oven


4. Chocolate Porridge
When you're after a cheeky little treat

Ingredients
35g Porridge Oats
150g Milk (add more if you like your porridge runny) 
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
Sweeten to taste (Honey,sugar,sweetner)
Pinch of cinnamon


5. Porridge Pancakes
Lovely start to the weekend, especially as Sunday Brunch


Ingredients
35g Porridge
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Sweetner
Vanilla Essence to taste 
Fry Light (coconut oil, vegetable oil etc)

Method
Mixed all the ingredients in a bowl
Heat up a frying pan add a little cooking oil
Spoon pancake mixture into the pan, wait a minute then flip over
plate up and serve with whatever you like.

So those where my 5 favourite ways to eat porridge. What is your favourite way to have yours?

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