Peanut Butter Date Porridge
Oats are a staple breakfast, and provides endless opportunities to invent new concoctions to make it a little more exciting! No two bowls ever need to be the same, and the best part about porridge is that there is very little room for error! Half the recipe, Double the recipe, add your own selection of hero ingredients such as nuts, seeds, fruits or more. Go with your gut, and measure to your liking!
We know that beginning the day with a breakfast bursting with brain-boosting foods can support your cognition, clarity, focus, and regulation of mood throughout the day.
Adding a little nut butter can enhance flavour and boost the fibre content, as well as providing a great source of healthy fat which helps to support cognitive function, that fuels your brain first thing!
This bowl has a delicious combination inspired by our Salted Date Peanut Overnight Oats, and packed with all the nutritious bits that will keep you satiated and energised all day. Juicy Medjool dates that are stirred into porridge from the start of the cooking, which softens them into the oats and adds a rich caramel sweetness. The peanut butter mellows it out, adding a little more depth, giving you a deliciously, nutritious bowl to start your day off right!
1 cup jumbo/rolled oats ⠀
2 teaspoons chia seeds ⠀
1 tablespoon flaxseed⠀
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder⠀
1 cup water⠀
1 cup milk of choice ⠀
4 soft, sticky Medjool dates, chopped⠀
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter (the natural kind)
2-3 tablespoon yoghurt (we love coconut yoghurt, but go with your liking!)
1. Put your oats, seeds, water and vanilla in a small pot to soak (I soak overnight, but you can soak for a few minutes), and bring to a low/gentle simmer. ⠀
2. Cook LOW and SLOW (stirring vigorously like you would a risotto) until bubbles form, add the diced dates and GRADUALLY pour in milk (This is what makes it super creamy, patience is key, don’t rush it!)⠀
3. Cook to your desired consistency and stir though your peanut butter.⠀
4. Take the pot off the heat and leave to stand for a few minutes, it will get thicker as it cools. Stir through the yoghurt before serving, and add a handful of blueberries or whichever fruit you fancy. You could even add a handful of frozen berries, they will melt into the warm porridge for a more compote-style.