Aah porridge, the taste of Scotland. That winter warmer that is the ultimate comfort food and the perfect way to start your day. My all nut porridge is just a wee bit different from our usual traditional plain oats variety and just adds something different to the breakfast table now and then.
Porridge has been a staple dish in Scotland for hundreds of years, in fact way back in the day porridge would be made at the start of the week and poured into a drawer (yes you read that right, a drawer, this porridge was on the thick side) and it would just be cut out in portions throughout the week and eaten as it was.
In Scotland porridge is traditionally served just with salt and water, we’re hardy folks up here. Most folks like it with a bit of sweetener like, honey, sugar or a syrup of some sort and add things like milk and cream or yogurt.
Anyways my all nut porridge while using the word porridge in the title doesn’t actually contain any oats. The word porridge describes a dish of oats, meal or seeds, so you see the good old porridge oats aren’t actually needed.
Instead I use a mixture of coconut flakes, almond meal, chopped walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. Mix in some cinnamon and you have your all nut porridge base. Then you can add milk (I’ve gone all healthy and used almond milk here and you can even make your own almond milk) and water to cook and toss in a banana and any berries that are lurking in the fridge.
I like to make batches of this all nut porridge plus my other homemade breakfast cereals so that I have a decent selection on the shelf. Much better for you than those mini celeal multi packs, though they were fun when we were kids.
That’s it, all nut porridge the perfect super easy and healthy start to your day.
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp almond meal
- 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- ½ banana
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ cup water
- A few mixed berries
- Put all ingredients in a small pot and bring to boil
- Immediately lower temperature and simmer for 10 mins
- Serve with a scattering of berries