Porridge is a family favourite in our house. We all love a steaming hot bowl of porridge but, as I’m sure you have already gathered, I’m not the kind of person who likes their food plain. I love to experiment with food and flavours. We also love to eat fruit and the tropical fruit porridge was an idea I had in the frozen section of our local supermarket.
Recently our supermarket has been increasing the range of frozen fruit and the frozen tropical fruit was new to me. When I picked it up I had porridge oats in my trolley so I thought that I could try these two items together. Tropical fruits are high in vitamins, minerals, fibre and nutrients – so perfect for breakfast or at any time of the day.
Most tropical fruits are high in vitamins A and C and both are proven to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Plus this type of fruit contains pectin, a dietary fibre that helps with cholesterol. Pectin is also helpful at keeping the body feeling fuller for longer. So excellent for keeping those mid morning munchies away.
All fruit contains most of the above nutrition and any fruit, I believe in moderation, is good for you. So I thought making a tropical porridge would make a delicious alternative to the other porridge we love to eat in this house. Once again, we were not disappointed and it’s another new favourite in our house. So well worth a try.
- Small saucepan x 1
- Stirring spoon
- Measuring cup
- Tablespoon x 2
- Teaspoon x 1
- Oats x 45 grms
- Oat milk x 200 mls
- Tropical fruit x 2 handfuls (chop the pieces smaller if necessary).
- If you are unable to buy frozen fruit then mango, papaya and pineapple will all be good in this porridge.
- Banana x 1 medium
- Cashew nut paste x 1 tbsp
- Coconut oil x 1 tsp
- Cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Chia seeds x 2 tsp (optional)
- Hemp seeds x 2 tsp (optional)
- Raw cacao powder x 1 tbsp
- Start by measuring out the porridge oats on the scales.
- Then measure the oat milk and pour over the oats.
- Store in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- In the morning put these ingredients into the small saucepan.
- Cut the banana into small pieces and add to the pan.
- Add in the frozen fruit or fresh (if using) and if the frozen fruit is too chunky for little ones the chop the fruit into smaller pieces.
- Next add in the cashew nut paste, the coconut oil, the cinnamon, chia seeds (optional), hemp seeds (optional) and raw cacao powder.
- Turn the hob onto a medium heat.
- Start stirring the porridge until it starts to thicken.
- If it’s too thick then add a small amount of water or extra oat milk to thin the porridge.
- You can make this porridge to your tastes.
- Once the porridge is at a thickness you will eat, serve with a teaspoon of local honey or maple syrup and eat.
Porridge really is a simple breakfast that even the most novice of cooks can make easily. It’s a great breakfast if I know Ted and I will not have much time in the morning. Plus it is a very affordable breakfast for most people and I find, it’s so much more filling than cereal. We love eating it and we really enjoy trying new toppings. The tropical fruit has definitely become a favourite in our house and it can be added so easily to a bowl of porridge. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy!