Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Porridge breakfast bowl

We have porridge at our house at least 3 times a week. One of the things we love so much about it is that it is so versatile! My oldest daughter loves her porridge with a scoop of yogurt on top. My other daughter loves it with just about anything she and I can come up with. Can you tell who is the more adventurous of the two? :)

We have tried several different combinations and this one has been a huge hit at our house lately so I thought I would share the recipe. You can change the ingredients if you're not keen on them ( I do understand most people are probably not a fan of raisins like we are), or keep the ones you think would be good. It is a perfect, filling and healthy breakfast to start your day right! 


1/3 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cups water

1 banana, sliced
1 teaspoon chia seeds
handful of raisins, craisins or blueberries (whatever you like)
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, melted


Bring water and oats to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes or until the oats are done. Place in a bowl and top with sliced bananas, chia seeds, raisins, coconut flakes, and drizzle with melted peanut butter. Feel free to put whatever else you think might be good such as nuts, seeds, more fruit etc. This is our favourite so far, but the combinations are endless! Enjoy - Alex


  1. Where do you buy your chia seeds?

    1. I usually get mine at Costco. It obviously comes in a giant bag, so it lasts forever! I have seen them at smaller grocery stores though, usually in the organic sections.