I love a good bowl of porridge for fuel - and it is a warming and simple breakfast in those winter months! The milk and oats combo provides sustained energy for your day or exercise and I often have this for lunch as well as breakfast!
250 ml milk (any type)
Mix the oats and milk in a saucepan, bring to the boil.
Turn the heat down and simmer for 4-5 mins, stirring regularly.
Once you've got to the consistency you prefer, pour into a bowl and enjoy! Or add any of the toppings or variations below.
Apple pie: cook the porridge with 1 grated apple, 1 tbsp chia seeds or ground flaxseed, a handful of raisins and half a tsp of cinnamon. Serve with chopped apple and a drizzle of honey.
Carrot cake: cook the porridge with 1 grated carrot, a handful of raisins, half a tsp of ginger and half a tsp of cinnamon. Serve topped with a few chopped walnuts.
Blueberry & coconut: cook the porridge with a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries. Serve topped with a spoonful of desiccated coconut, a few chopped walnuts and a drizzle of honey (if you want some sweetness)
Raspberry and almond: cook the porridge with half a tsp of cinnamon and optional tbsp of chia seeds. Top with a handful of fresh or frozen raspberries and a swirl of almond butter.