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!!
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve and enjoy!
May your day be filled with lots of things that make you happy.