A lot of people think there is a big different between rolled oats and quick oats. Quick oats are just as good for you as rolled or whole oats, the only difference is that they have been chopped into finer pieces so they take half as long to cook. Most mornings I use quick oats but rolled oats are great if you want your porridge a little bit chewier and thicker!
Because I am busy in the mornings and I don’t want to waste time, I usually just cook my porridge in the microwave. Porridge cooked this way tends to be less creamy than porridge cooked on the stovetop; however it is much quicker and uses less dishes! Cooking porridge on the stovetop is fantastic if you’re adding pieces of fruit or spices because it can cook properly, so it will taste better. (I use this method when making Apple Pie porridge)
Ingredients // Serves 1
• 2/3 C oats
• 2/3 C water (Replace with milk if using stove top method)
• 1 T chia seeds
• 1/2 C extra milk
• 1 ripe banana (Mashed)
• 1 T honey
• Toppings of your choice (Eg. Fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter)
- Put the oats and water into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 1:30. (Check at regular intervals to prevent the oats from rising out of the bowl).
- Remove the bowl and stir in the mashed banana.
- Microwave oats for 1 more minute.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the extra milk. Add the honey, chia seeds and as much cinnamon as you like!
- Add your favourite toppings and enjoy!
- Put the oats and milk into a saucepan on medium heat.
- Bring to a boil and stir in the banana, honey, chia seeds & cinnamon.
- Turn the heat down low and simmer for a few more minutes, stirring continuously until the liquid is absorbed and you have reached your desired consistency. (If it is too thick, add in the extra milk and stir).
- Pour the porridge into a bowl, add your favourite toppings and enjoy!