Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Chocolate Cinnamon Cranberry Porridge



Another breakfast recipe for you, although this Chocolate, Cinnamon and Cranberry Porridge is just a wee bit healthier than the Elvis MacMuffin breakfast sandwich I brought you recently.

In fact this porridge, triple C porridge I am going to call it, hits the sweet spot, but has mostly natural ingredients.



I love porridge. I could eat it every day of the week if I had time. Sadly I only eat it on weekends when work isn’t beckoning. I know I could use instant porridge options, but they don’t quite do it for me.

I use almond milk in mine and drizzle with some light pancake syrup. This triple C variety though is even better than that. It’s sweet, spicy with the cinnamon and a bit tangy from the dried cranberries. Make sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao if you have it).

It’s not exactly re-inventing the wheel but when I thought of adding cocoa to porridge I realised what a treat it would be.



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Chocolate Cinnamon Cranberry Porridge
A healthy breakfast of porridge oats, sweetened with cocoa, cinnamon and dried cranberries
Ingredients
  • 40 grams porridge oats
  • 250 ml almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • handful dried cranberries
  • to taste agave nectar
Instructions
Place the oats in a saucepan and cover with the milk. Add the cocoa and cinnamon and a handful of cranberries. Cook over a low heat, stirring continuously, until the porridge begins to boil. Let it simmer for a minute or two until it thickens. 

 Transfer to the serving bowls and scatter with some more dried cranberries.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 small bowls





It’s simple and delicious – and healthy! A great way to start your day.


16 comments:

  1. Another great idea! Like you, I don't have time to have proper porridge as often as I'd like to... Maybe this weekend!

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    1. Choccy porridge is the way forward Fanny!

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  2. I better not tell Cooper about this or he'll never want normal porridge again. Dangerous! However I think it looks great!

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    1. Not too dangerous Jac - if you use raw cacao powder!

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  3. You've reminded me about chocolate ready brek from my childhood, I haven't had a chocolate porridge since but daresay I may now...

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    1. I used to eat Ready Brek ALL the time when I was younger Sarah. Strangely I didn't like the chocolate variety.

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  4. Now this is what I call breakfast. Love it. Will try with my kiddoes.

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  5. Chocolate porridge - sounds very tasty :)

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  6. Stuart I love this chocolate porridge! awesome!!xo

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  7. I think this looks absolutely delicious! I don't make porridge all that often, but when I do I am reminded that I should make it more often... Do you use a 'spurtle' to stir, seeing as you're scottish ?!

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    1. My mum actually has a spurtle! Me? I use a good old wooden spoon!!

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  8. This could be the one that converts me to porridge! Looks amazing and the flavour combination is a winner!

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    1. How can you not like porridge?! #shocked!!

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