Basic Porridge

If you love porridge, great. If you don’t, I would love to change your mind about it. First you should know that I totally get why you don’t like porridge because me too for years until I had a good porridge. What’s a good porridge? 
A good one must have a creamy consistency – thick porridge is NOT yummy. Good porridge needs backup flavors such as vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, and it needs some fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil or coconut cream), fat is what makes it creamy. It also needs to be sweet or salty or a little bit of both. And to make it even more attractive you add chunks of fruits and chopped nuts. I hope my recipe will change your mind about porridge.
If you already love porridge you would love this recipe.
Good day yo’ll. 

Simple Porridge

Servings: 2
Author: Shelly


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • cups water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Salt
  • 3-5 cardamom pods or ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Nut milk
  • 1 banana or any other fruit you like
  • Handful walnuts or any nuts you like, chopped
  • Maple syrup or agave


  • Place the oats and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add a tiny pinch of sea salt, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Bring to a steady simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring as often as you can to give you a smooth creamy porridge – if you like your porridge runnier, simply add more water or nut milk until you’ve got the consistency you like. Remove the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick and discard. Ladle into deep plates and pour over some nut milk. Slice the banana and add it to the bowl, sprinkle the nuts and drizzle the maple syrup over and serve.

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