At this time of year the morning can be pretty chilly, and I for one love a warm breakfast to start the day.
When I was younger I used to like my mums porridge, though I have found over the years my body doesn't like gluten. I've tried alternatives such as gluten free porridge, there's lots of discussion about oats being completely gluten free, I'll leave this for you to check out yourself. What I am experimenting with is if I get the same feeling from gluten free oats as I did when I used to eat porridge. This is something no one can tell me, but something I have to find out from listening to my body.
Over the years I have tried nut porridge, a porridge simply made from ground nuts and water or a non dairy milk alternative ( if you go for dairy free) which you can add spices too or different types of seeds.
Though lately I have been playing and experimenting with quinoa porridge, which is a much lighter alternative to oats, and full of protein. I find the balance of having protein at every meal keeps me filled up and not craving, reaching for sweet things or snacks.
Ingredients (serves 2 people)
To be honest I never really follow quantities to a 't'. I tend to play around with things and learn by trial an error and also what I feel like having on the day. For example I may not want to use dairy free milk only water, and I tend to keep an eye on it and not pour all the water in at once. That's the joy and fun and in cooking.
You can serve this with so many things dairy-free yoghurt, nut butter, berries, grated apples, a sprinkling ground flaxseeds, you name it.