Carrot cake porridge

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One of my favourite things in life is a good slice of cake.

Anyone else with me on that one? Another one of my favourite things is porridge, I even have it in the summer because I love it so much. Its not just a cold winters breakfast for me. I stumbled across a recipe once for a banana bread style porridge and it got me thinking that I could combine my two favourite things in to one heavenly breakfast experience. Hello to carrot cake porridge. What could be better on a cold morning (or a sunny morning in my case) than a lovely steaming bowl of cakey inspired porridge? Of course this breakfast comes with numerous health benefits along with a being super yummy!

The oats themselves are a great source of fibre and B vitamins. Also oats contain beta glucans which are good for the immune system and for heart health too. I use almond milk in this recipe but you could use oat milk or any other dairy free milk that you like, I find that coconut milk doesn’t work as well because the coconut over powers the other flavours. The fresh ginger is a real great addition as it is really wonderful for digestion. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory so great for aching joints or any inflammatory condition. I use slippery elm in my porridge regularly because its so soothing on the digestive system, I find slippery elm very grounding, however it is an optional ingredient.

I made this porridge the other night for my dinner because I had craved it all day, it was perfect, filling and really delicious. Hope you enjoy this as much as me!!


Serves 2

1 grated carrot

1 cup of jumbo oats

2 cups of almond milk

1 handful of raisins

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 handful of chopped walnuts

1 inch minced fresh ginger

1 drizzle raw honey

1 zest of orange

1 teaspoon almond butter

2 teaspoons of slippery elm powder –  optional

Sprinkling of bee pollen – optional for garnish

Berries – optional for garnish

How to make

  1. Pop all of the ingredients in to a pan, minus half of the walnuts  and the bee pollen as they can be used as a garnish to make everything look pretty.
  2. Heat and simmer for ten minutes until the carrot has softened slightly. You may need to add more milk or water to this as it cooks so it doesn’t stick – depending on what consistency you like your porridge to be.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


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May your day be filled with lots of things that make you happy.