OK, so everone knows that oats (and porridge) is good for us, but not everyone eats or even likes porridge. Usually it reminds us about really bad food in hospitals etc. but it doesn't have to be that way! One thing I've found out is that you need to prepare your porridge on milk rather than water and you might actually like it that way :) Lil baby J (she's just over 2 years old now) eats porridge every morning for breakfast (and I realy mean every! morning). We've noticed that it keeps her full for longer, she's not so 'pekish' before lunch anymore and it helped her tummy and digestive system working better as well. What I do for her is to blend the oats so they're smaller and the prorridge has smoother consistency, we also make her porridge sweet by using either honey or putting a spoon of strawberry jam in.
How to make it...
- 3 cups of milk or water
- 1 cup of oat flakes
- pinch of salt
- sugar, honey or jam for topping the porridge
Put your milk (water), oats and salt into a saucepan and bring to the boiling point. Lower the heat and simmer your porridge until the right consistency - right consistency for you that is. I prefer mine a little bit thicker whereas baby J likes her runny. Serve hot and if you like, topping it with honey, jam or plain sugar.
P.S. I like mine with honay or strawberry jam the best! What do you put on/in your porridge?