Even though making a porridge is obviously extremely simple, there are still multiple ways of how to do it. And curiously, I still get quite a few questions about what way do I make it. So here we go. 🙏🏽 I’ll tell you three of my favourite ways all of which give you a similar result and you can pick one according to the time and effort you feel like that day.
For all the recipes, I use 50g of oats, 220-250ml of liquid and 15-20g of protein powder to get the perfect texture.
I prefer to use jumbo oats because I like when they still retain some texture. I use any unsweetened almond milk, or occasionally, hazelnut milk, but my current favourite is Califia Farms Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk. My favourite protein powder at the moment is still Kin Nutrition Coconut OMG NO WHEY.
1. The “quick stove top” way
You can add more stuff in the stove top process so it cooks through well
Little bit messier
Will still take you at least 10 minutes
The process: Cover your oats with 150ml of boiling water and cover the saucepan with a lid. If you desire, you can add some grated courgette or carrot for volume now. Wait 5-10 minutes (depending on your patience) and go brush your teeth, make a coffee, get dressed. Add 100ml of nut milk/liquid of choice, put on the stove and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until you reach the desired consistency. You can add egg white here if you wish. Remove from heat and add your protein which thickens it and maybe add more liquid to adjust consistency. Top with all the goodies!
Pro tip: add some coconut yoghurt to your porridge to make it extra smooth and creamy. 👌🏽
2. The “overnight but super fast” way
Almost as creamy as the first one while not being messy
Can be ready in 2 minutes
Requires preparation the night before
The process: Mix your oats with 180ml of boiling water in a bowl, add spices and cover overnight. In the morning, add 70ml of more nut milk or liquid, mix well and put in a microwave for approximately 1:30 minutes. Add your protein and toppings.
3. The “in-between” way
No soaking or additional dishes required
Requires a little bit of patience
Might not turn out as creamy if you rush it
The process: In the morning, mix your oats with 150ml of hot water, cover it and ignore it for 5-10 minutes. Add the additional 70-90ml of liquid and put in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well, let it sit for a minute and then put on for another 30 seconds – 1 minute in a microwave again. Add your protein and toppings.