Super Porridge Bowl Mix
Super porridge mix
Especially now, during the colder months, there's something cozy and wonderfully nourishing about eating warm foods. And, to start a day with a warm porridge bowl is nothing but perfect!
I often cook porridge and love to level it up a little too (I love my superfoods and long gone are the days when I just ate plain warm oats ;)). Making it over and over again can be repetitive and feel a bit boring, so every now and then I make a batch of my favorite porridge bowl mix and keep it in a jar, ready to use. It's also perfect for those busy mornings when you want it ALL (nourishing, tasty, healthy, filling) but you just don't have the time to find and mix all ingredients. And, whenever you see me posting a photo of a porridge bowl on Instagram, that's probably this super mix :)
Oh, and for all of you, busy mamas, and my make-once-eat-twice type people - this breakfast is perfect for the whole family!
What's in the super porridge mix?
The combo of oats, seeds, and superfoods is lush! The subtle crunch of sunflower and pumpkin seeds is my favorote! Plus, you're getting some wonderful protein, fiber, fats, and flavors ALL in just one bowl.
Store the dry mix in a container or a closed jar. In the morning, when you are ready to get nourished, add hot water or milk (I use Oatly or almond milk) and let it sit for a bit or cook it on a stove for a few minutes. An approximate portion would be 3-4 tablespoons but experiment with the amount you like.
Feel free to also add some of your favorite ingredients like dried fruit or nuts (I am not a fan of raisins or dried fruit in my breakfast bowl so I don't add them!). The fun part is that you can get creative with flavors - the mix is pretty neutral, so will go with lots of toppings. Some of my recent favorites are stewed apples/pears with cinnamon, stewed persimmon, nut butter with banana and coconut flakes, berries with yoghurt.
2 cups of oats (I use gluten free)
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/4 cups of flaxseed
5 tbsp of chia seeds
5 tbsp of hemp seeds
Could not be any easier: mix it all in a large bowl and pop it in a jar or other food container. If closed properly, it should keep for a while in your cupboard.
PS - a little tip for boosting your morning protein intake: add a portion of your favorite protein powder to the dry mix before adding water/milk.