Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Roll Porridge

Hello

Hope you are all having a good week so far.  I’m just pleased it has been sunny for a few days and the lighter nights gives me time after work to do some photography for the website.

I’m also going to have a go at trying to make some cookery videos for the website – fingers crossed they go well and you’ll start to see them appear in the next few months.

If you are looking for a simple but tasty breakfast then try out my recipe for cinnamon roll flavoured porridge.  If a big bowl of porridge is to wintery for you then I’ll be sharing some overnight oats and chia seed puddings in the next few weeks.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Roll Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Chocolate Porridge

Hello everyone

I’m a fan of any recipe that involves chocolate for breakfast and can still be classed as somewhat healthy. This is just a simple porridge recipe I’ve added a little cocoa powder to and sweetened with a drop of honey/maple syrup.  If you can’t tolerate gluten free oats I have a similar recipe which uses quinoa instead.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Chocolate Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Chocolate Porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 50g gluten free porridge oats
  • 350ml water or dairy free milk
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon raspberries
  • 2 squares of dairy free dark chocolate, optional

Method

  1. Place the oats, honey, cocoa and water/milk in a pan over a medium heat
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes
  3. Remove from the heat
  4. Top with the raspberries and dark chocolate

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Pineapple & Cinnamon Porridge

Hello

Rather annoyingly my much loved iMac that I do all my website and photo editing on is refusing to switch on.    It has been taken away to the repair shop – fingers crossed it will be back soon and won’t cost a fortune to fix.  Luckily I have a number of photos lurking around that I can use until the computer is back.

Today’s recipe is for this lovely spiced pineapple porridge.  Quick and easy to make in the morning for a breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime.   If, like me, you are a fan of gluten free porridge for breakfast then check out my other porridge bowl ideas on the website – from blueberry muffin to peanut butter and jelly.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Pineapple & Cinnamon Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Pineapple & Cinnamon Porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 50g gluten free porridge oats
  • 350ml water or dairy free milk
  • 3 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup

Method

  1. Place the oats, 2 tablespoons of crushed pineapple, cinnamon and water/milk in a pan over a medium heat
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes
  3. Remove from the heat
  4. Top with the remaining crushed pineapple and honey
  5. I also added some sultanas, raspberries and walnuts

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Roll Porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 50g gluten free porridge oats
  • 350ml water or dairy free milk
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

  1. Mix the oats, milk or water and honey in a small saucepan
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes
  3. Pour into a bowl
  4. Stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon
  5. Put on top of the porridge, the heat will melt it
  6. Sprinkle on the sultanas

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Porridge

Hello

I’m back on the train again heading home so I thought I would try and get organised for the week ahead.  I’ve planned out what meals I want to make, order my Tesco shopping and now I’m working on the posts for the website.  I much prefer getting the train as door to door it takes about the same time as flying for me but I prefer just sitting relaxing on the train and using the time to get things done.

I’m going through a little phase of having different flavours of porridge for breakfast hence why there has been a few new porridge recipes recently.  I think the last one I shared with you was blueberry muffins flavour.  This porridge is inspired by the famous American flavour combination of peanut butter and jelly.  If you can’t have peanuts you can substitute it with a seed butter or just miss it out completely.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 50g gluten free porridge oats
  • 350ml water or dairy free milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry chia jam (recipe here)
  • 1/2 small banana, sliced
  • sprinkle of crushed peanuts

Method

  1. Mix the oats, milk or water, honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes
  3. Top with the chia seed jam, banana slices and some crushed peanuts
  4. Serve immediately

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Muffin Porridge

Morning everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We had a lovely time and it was even more exciting this year as it was my niece’s first Christmas.  I do feel like I’ve eaten about a week’s worth of food in the last three days though.

Today is the day that all the visitors head home and the house returns to normality.  I though I would spend a bit of today planning some future posts for the website.  I’ll share a couple of new recipes this week and then I think I’ll round of the year with a look back at some of my favourite recipes of 2017.

As a little nod to something remotely healthy after the Christmas indulgence I decided to make some porridge for breakfast.  Porridge is something we all have a different view on in my family.  My parents are firm believers that porridge is porridge – only a pinch of salt should be added.  I love it but only with lots of things added and my sister hates it in any form!

Today’s porridge was inspired by blueberry muffins – I added a handful of blueberries to the porridge in the last minute of cooking so they are soft and juicy.  I’ve topped this bowl with a little brown sugar which melts into a lovely caramel, some cinnamon, more blueberries and some walnuts for crunch.

Inspired by this recipe, my new creativity journal and with some time on my hands rather than the normal chaos of my life, I’ve written down a list of porridge flavours I want to try next year – so look for them appearing on my website.

Have a lovely day everyone whatever you are doing.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Muffin Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Muffin Porridge

Ingredients

  • 50g gluten free porridge oats
  • 350ml water or dairy free milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon blueberries
  • toppings – I used brown sugar, cinnamon, more blueberries and walnuts

Method

  1. Mix the oats, milk or water and honey in a small saucepan
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes
  3. Stir in the blueberries and cook for another minutes
  4. Top with the brown sugar, cinnamon, blueberries and walnuts
  5. Serve immediately