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Purple porridge – blueberry and banana bliss

December 16, 2009

Purple porridge. Blueberry and banana bliss!

Got a bit of a porridge addiction at the moment (see our previous post, Christmas Pudding Porridge). This one is not very seasonal, but we have a lot of blueberries which we froze when they were in season…

For a 500ml bowl (makes about 400mls of porridge, which is a pretty hefty breakfast):

20g porridge oats

100g frozen blueberries

250mls liquid (use Oat Milk or Almond Milk if you you are vegan, or avoid dairy, or use semi-skimmed milk if not). You may want to add more liquid, at the end of the cooking process if it is a bit thick, but the blueberries release quite a lot…

half a banana, chopped finely

1-2 tsps brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like it, I recommend 2)


Put the oats and half the sugar in the bowl and cook on full blast in the microwave for 3-5 minutes until the milk starts to boil up. Remove from the microwave, stir well and leave to stand for 5 minutes or so (if making more than one bowl this time is not wasted).

Stir again and then add all the blueberries and stir well. Place back in the microwave and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the mixture starts to boil up again. Stir, leave to stand for a minute, and then cook again for a further minute (stopping and stiring if the mixture boils up).

Stir well, and add the banana. Stir it in. Then sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar on top and serve with a nice hot cup of tea! (Mrs H says “mmmmmmm” – her current favourite breakfast!)

3placedesarbres: a vegetarian b&b in the heart of France. Why not treat yourself to a break in our guesthouse in the limousin region of France

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