To celebrate #WorldPorridgeDay (the best day of the year), I thought I’d share how you can build the perfect gluten free porridge bowl!
As you know, I’m a porridge addict. Whether it comes in the form of traditional stovetop porridge, overnights oats or baked porridge. As long as I get my daily gluten free oats fix, I’m a happy gal! I do believe I have perfected the most delicious gluten free porridge bowl over the years, which is why I want to share my findings with you all on this magical day!
1. THE CREAMY BASE
Getting the perfect consistency of creamy porridge is essential when making the perfect gluten free porridge bowl. Too runny and it won’t hold any delicious toppings. However, if it’s too thick and stodgy and it won’t be very pleasant to eat.
My fail-safe recipe for perfect GF porridge is:
- 50g gluten free oats
- 125ml water
- 125ml milk
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
In addition to these 4 ingredients, you can add in extras like honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, maca powder or even ground flaxseeds for added fibre. To make this porridge, simply heat the water and milk in a pan on a medium temperature until it starts to boil. Next, turn the heat down and add in the GF oats and mashed banana (plus any extras) and keep stirring until creamy. Give it a couple of minutes and you’ll have the perfect gluten free porridge consistency!
2. THE NUT BUTTER PUDDLE
Once you have the creamiest bowl of porridge ready, you can add on the next (and best) element – the nut butter puddle! Ok, so the puddle isn’t strictly necessary, it’s just a fun way to say ‘spoon on a big dollop of nut butter’!
Whether you go for classic peanut butter or fun flavours like pumpkin spice almond butter or salted date peanut butter – pick your favourite and pile it high!
3. THE CRUNCHY GRANOLA
Take your gluten free porridge bowl to the next level by playing around with different textures. Add a crunchy element to your bowl and you’ll soon be on to porridge perfection! You could add on toasted nuts or homemade crunchy gluten free granola. My favourite autumnal recipes are:
4. THE FRESH FRUIT
With all the porridge, nut butter and delicious granola in this bowl – you need a bit of fresh fruit to cut through those rich flavours! For autumn I like to use blackberries, raspberries, figs and bananas.
I hoped you liked this blog post! If you’re also celebrating #WorldPorridgeDay pop a comment below or send me a message on Instagram and we can talk all things breakfast!