Porridge with berries

(Deutsch) Porridge sounds a lot better than oatmeal gruel. When traveling through New Zealand with my friend, I bought a two-kilo packet on the first day. As we had a car I could easily take it with me and I would make porridge every other morning. Firstly, porridge is delicious and nutritious and secondly it is cheap. If you are on a spontaneous vacation like a six-week trip through New Zealand it might be a bit ridiculous to say that’s where I started saving some money, but I did. So I had porridge one day and pancakes the other day and this is probably why all days where awesome – cause that’s how they started.

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Back then of course I had no idea that porridge made in a pot is the ugly sister of the microwaved stuff. But when I was traveling through Scotland I stayed in a B&B in Inverness that had the best porridge I have ever had. So I asked for the recipe. I like it less sweet and not to liquid so I changed a few bits and now it’s ideal for me. Sometimes I add some cinnamon, or crushed poppy seeds or grated apples or nuts or…well – you get the idea. Also, it takes only a minute or two to prepare and you won’t have to stand next to it and stir.

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Let’s make Porridge…

  • 40 g oats (porridge oats)
  • 250 ml milk (about half a pint)
  • 1 tablespoon marble syrup
  • 1 pinch of sugar and cinnamon
  • 1 apple
  • A handful berries (fresh or frozen)

1.) Place the oats and the milk in a microwaveable bowl and mix briefly. Use a slightly larger bowl as the mix rises when the milk is boiling.

2.) Microwave at medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

3.) Add marple sirup, grated apples and berries. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on it. Voila!

Tip: While cooling, the porridge will continue to soak fluid in. So if you got a slimy consistency when you take it out it is perfect (sorry, I know it don’t sound nice but I promise it will be!)

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