The simplest porridge recipe in the world - and a few fun ways to mix it up adding alternative flavours. Buckwheat and oats are great for digestion, which requires fibre to function properly.
There are literally a million ways to spice up a basic porridge and I'm curious - which one is your favourite?
Ingredients150 ml/75g buckwheat flakes/oats
400 ml water
1/3 tsp ground cardamom or two cardamom pods
½ tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- Place the buckwheat flakes/oats in a pot with 300 ml water and let draw preferably over night or at least for 5 minutes (use boiled water if you do this in the morning without the soaking)
- Peel and core the apple, cut it in thin slices of your preference – the smaller, the easier to eat with a spoon
- Add 100 ml of hot water, the cardamom (pods) and bring the mix to a boil. Cook for 30 seconds over medium heat while stirring with a spoon
- Add cinnamon, maple syrup, ghee/coconut oil, the apple slices and pumpkin seeds
Alternative 1: Serve with fresh papaya, pomegranate seeds or nectarines
Alternative 2: Cook the porridge with 0.25 tsp nutmeg and a peeled and chopped apple. Sweeten with maple syrup
Alternative 3: Do not add spice to the porridge, but serve with almond milk and fresh berries – e.g. blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are ideal