Grain-Free Porridge Recipe

Grain-Free Porridge Recipe

Since the cold weather, I’ve really been enjoying this warming grain-free ‘porridge’ – this recipe started as an experiment but actually turned out quite well! Unlike oats this keeps me full up to (in fact, often beyond!) lunchtime and not craving sugar later on in the day (I also wanted a change from eggs – my usual go-to). If you fancy giving it a try here’s how I make it but feel free to experiment:

1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp milled flaxseeds (but you can also use whole)
2 tsps dessicated coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk (I’ve been using unsweetened almond milk)

Put all the ingredients in a pan, stir and bring to the boil. Simmer until desired consistency is reached – this won’t take long at all! I like a thick porridge but if you want a thinner consistency just stir in more milk while simmering.

Here I’ve topped mine with half a banana and some raspberries I had in the freezer and warmed through.

Enjoy! 😀

 

Creamy Banana Buckwheat Porridge

Creamy Banana Buckwheat Porridge

As the Winter sets in there are few things better than a warming bowl of porridge.

If you’re a fan of porridge too, then you’ve no doubt tried all sorts of combinations to boost your porridge bowl. One of my current favourite things is to stir in some coconut oil for extra richness and a burst of healthy good fats. I’m also enjoying this Creamy Banana Buckwheat Porridge recipe from Deliciously Ella‘s fantastic blog. So simple, speedy and tasty. Also, if you are avoiding gluten and grains, with this recipe you can have your porridge and eat it too 🙂 In fact, if you are following a gluten-free diet and you’ve not checked out Deliciously Ella’s website and blog already, then I’d highly recommend it for lots of fantastic recipes and ideas.