I hear so many people go on and on about how porridge is boring, and I can’t help but wonder if they’ve simply been doing it wrong! Of course, plain porridge is boring, and yes it can possibly taste like cardboard, which is why it always needs to be jazzed up. Breakfast is no time to hold back, my friends.
A tablespoon of almond butter here, a sprinkling of pistachios, some chopped fruits, some berry compote, or even go all out and have a savoury version like this one, full of flavour from the miso and added texture from the amaranth. Boring porridge never more.
Since there was so much love for my game changing savoury oatmeal, I thought you guys deserved a new recipe that was just as simple and delicious as its predecessor.
You can omit the egg if you’re vegan, subbing for mushrooms or simply leaving as is with the toasted almonds and pumpkin seeds. Or maybe even a drizzle of tahini, for that extra creaminess!
½ tablespoon each pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds
½ teaspoon chilli flakes, for sprinkling
1 fried egg, optional
Heat the coconut oil in a pan and toast the oats and amaranth until they smell fragrant, almost like popcorn.
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and stir in the miso paste. Pour into the pan with the oats and amaranth, carefully as it'll spit. Give it a quick stir, cover, and cook on low heat for 10 minutes, without stirring. Once the water has been absorbed and the oats and amaranth are cooked, turn off the heat and let sit, covered, for about 5 minutes.
In the meantime, toast your pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds on a dry skillet, tossing frequently. Set aside.
Stir the oats and amaranth, scoop into a bowl and serve topped with a fried egg (optional) and the toasted seeds and almonds.
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!