Friday Family Breakfasts: Porridge
Good morning and happy Friday!! I have that Friday feeling and am really looking forward to the weekend with my family. As a family, we made a joint New Year's resolution for 2017 to start having Friday family breakfasts together, and it now really signifies the start of the weekend for me. I am quite traditional in my attitude towards meal times, I think that having a meal together at the dining table, without television, is important and such a worthwhile way to spend family time. Saying that, although we stick to this at the weekend, it is not always possible to do this every day during the week. Mr Whisk works quite long hours and often has to be in the office for early meetings. So this year we decided that we would make an effort on Fridays to leave a bit later for the office and eat together with Little Whisk before we go to work.
Considering I never used to eat breakfast at all, it is surprising that I have become a little bit obsessed with it in recent years. I used to associate breakfasts with uninspiring sliced white toast and the great number of unhealthy sugary breakfast cereals that are available in the supermarkets, but recently I have been trying hard to think of nutritious and interesting options for us to have for family breakfasts.
For this week's recipe I have gone back to basics, and to my roots, and made us all a warming bowl of porridge. I am not particularly traditional in my approach to porridge - I like it sweetened with honey and topped with a dollop of Greek yoghurt. Porridge is one of the few recipes that my mum and I just do not agree!
160 g Rolled oats
600 ml milk (I like to use full fat)
Pinch of salt
1 Tsp of cinnamon
4 Tbsp Greek yoghurt
Berries or other fruit to serve
Combine the oats and milk in a pan with a pinch of salt and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes until the oats are cooked and the porridge has thickened. Porridge is a very personal thing so adjust the amount of milk depending on what consistency you like. Spoon into bowls, pour on a little extra cold milk, sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon, drizzle with honey, top with a tablespoon of Greek yoghurt and serve with your choice of fruit. Delicious and will keep you filled up until lunch!