Friday, 24 October 2014

The best oats porridge you will ever eat!

I love oats porridge! I know it is not every ones cup of tea, but for me, it is the ultimate breakfast indulgence! Warm, creamy, healthy goodness in a bowl! I have been making this for Bump and I for breakfast just recently and he LOVES it!!! Makes my heart very happy :) So, if you want to make the the best tasting oats you have ever is my recipe:

You will need:
1/2 cup oats (quick cooking or whole rolled oats - whole rolled will just take a little longer to cook) 
1 cup boiling water
2 T raisins or sultanas
1/2 cup milk
Medium sized apple grated (you can peel or not peel before grating)
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
Brown sugar or honey to taste (If you are going to feed this to your little one, PLEASE DO NOT ADD HONEY unless they are a year old!!! Although rare, honey can contain spores from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum which can make your baby very ill!!)
1 tsp peanut butter (a generously heaped teaspoon...or tablespoon....your call!) 

In a medium saucepan put the grated apple, oats, cinnamon and the raisins or sultanas. Pour over the boiling water. Add the milk and stir the mixture. Cook on a medium to high heat, stirring frequently until the oats are soft and creamy (the quick cooking oats took under 5 minutes cooking on gas).
Stir in the peanut butter and sugar or honey (if you are using) while the oats are still hot. 
Now you can sit down and enjoy! (Obviously allow to cool down before feeding to your little one - the raisins can stay hot for quite some time after being removed from the heat). 
This recipe should make enough for you and your little one. Hope you enjoy!

Keep smiling!

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