Breakfast Oats

I’ve been making more time for breakfast recently, in a bid to stop spending money buying something on the way into work, and satisfy me so I don’t graze all day. Pinterest is full of exciting and fulfilling breakfast ideas, but I always come back to porridge.

When I started making porridge again last year, rolled oats just weren’t cutting it. From a baby bear right through to high school, my winter mornings were warmed with Ready Brek, so I’ve always been used to a porridge with a smooth fine texture. After a few Goldilocks “this porridge is too lumpy!” attempts, I discovered oatmeal.

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The packet has a suggested cooking guide but I’ll share my method.

Start by heating 400ml of nut milk (I use Alpro’s coconut and almond) in a small saucepan over a medium heat until it simmers. Use a fork to whisk in 40g of medium oatmeal and reduce the heat. I like to stir occasionally until it thickens and reaches the desirable consistency – usually takes 12-15 minutes.

Porridge preference is personal, so you may have already perfected your base porridge you’d rather stick with. But the major key that I insist you add is Pip and Nut’s maple crunchy peanut butter! Roasted peanut, coconut oil, maple syrup and crunchy sea salt. DIVINE!

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It’s limited edition so get some NOW! If you shop in my local Sainsbury’s you don’t stand a chance, I’ve practically bought them all for a year long supply. If you do manage to get your hands on a jar, get drizzling (or scooping) onto your porridge this winter – you won’t be disappointed.

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Sometimes I don’t have the additional 20 minutes in my morning routine, and return to rolled oats for overnight oats. Check out an old post I did in 2014 when I first started making them!

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The flavour combinations are endless here, but I always like to include banana for a creamy thickness.

Place 40g rolled oats and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a jar or container, and pour in your choice of milk to twice the height of your oats. Mix together and stir in your fruit. Add a dollop of your favourite nut butter or test your muscles and squeeeeeeeeze it out!

Pop it in the fridge before bed and when you wake up, breakfast is served.

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If you’re as nuts about Pip and Nut as I am, then grab their debut cookbook for more amazing ways to get more nut butter in your life!

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