Have you noticed a dearth of breakfast recipes on this blog? Seriously, I’m talking single digits here. Not that I don’t cook breakfast, I do! And on weekends, they are generally pretty elaborate affairs.
Then why the striking scarcity of breakfast posts, you may rightfully ask. Well, as with many other things in my life the reason is twofold: one, I am not a morning person. I need breakfast to wake me up most mornings. And when I have made breakfast, I want to eat it hot off the pan (well, not literally) and I want others to do the same.
Which means there is precious little time for photography! And second, for at least 7 months of the year, we have breakfast while it is still dark or gray outside. Doesn’t make for very nice photographs.
So when April comes around and the days start getting longer, I figure it’s time to at least attempt to get some great breakfast recipes on the blog. So I’m starting off with this scrumptious, healthy, ridiculously easy and delicious Oats Porridge with Berries, Almonds and Dulce de Leche.
In Denmark, it is very common to have oatmeal or havregrød for breakfast everyday. In fact, it is standard issue in all daycares to serve it to kids for breakfast and the munchkin has had it quite often when we have had to leave her at her børnehave early.
Now granted, the everyday plain havregrød is a bit boring for me and I always have a variety of toppings at hand to make it exciting and actually a very delightful and nutritious breakfast, that keeps one full till lunchtime.
I also have some tips for perfect, deliciously creamy, non-clumpy oatmeal that requires minimal prep and handling for those busy weekdays. I have actually used a method followed by the Grød restaurant in Copenhagen. Remember when I visited them during this Food Walk through Copenhagen?
This porridge turned out just as wonderful and comforting as the one at Grød. The crunchy almonds, the dollop of Dulce de Leche, the berries and the Cinnamon makes for an almost sinful breakfast!
I can’t wait to experiment with more toppings and flavors 😀 You can also make it seasonal. Apples and caramel in Autumn, warm yuletide spices in Winter, berries and fresh fruit during Spring-Summer. Cacao nibs are an all-time favorite! What about you guys? Do you like Oats Porridge?
I am sharing this divine breakfast at Angie’s Fiesta Friday with this week’s co-hosts Sonal @ simplyvegetarian777 and Laurie @ ten.times.tea and with Saucy Saturdays with Dini, Jennifer, Swayam and Christine.
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- 100 grams Oatmeal
- 200 ml Milk
- 200 ml Water
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- Cinnamon powder
- Dulce de Leche
- Heavy Cream
- Roasted Almonds
- Other toppings or fruit of your choice
- Soak the oatmeal overnight in a large bowl with the water and milk.
- The next morning, cook the soaked oats with the salt in a saucepan on medium heat with the lid on for about 10 minutes. Stir from time to time to make sure no clumps are formed.
- You may need to add an additional 50 ml milk, if the oatmeal look too dry
- When the mixture starts looking creamy and the oatmeal is cooked, take off the heat.
- Serve in bowls and add toppings of your choice.
- Eat warm!
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