Like a hug from within, beginning your day with a bowl of porridge, is a definite nod to a fantastic day ahead. Many of us have our own rituals and techniques on how to make the perfect bowl, but my ideal bowl has to be deliciously creamy, with mellow sweetness, slightly bitter and maybe a little bit salty.
My Banana Porridge with Tahini, Honey & Sea Salt is my picture of this.
The base of the porridge combines milk, banana and honey, that’s not too sugar heavy, but enough to add a skip into your step.
Tahini is then stirred through to again add creaminess, but also a sharp bitterness, which avoids the porridge being overly sweet.
If you’re not familiar with tahini, it’s like peanut butter but made from sesame seeds. You’re probably already enjoying it without realising - hummus anyone?
I wouldn’t recommend eating tahini straight from the jar like our beloved pb, as I mentioned it’s very bitter and will have you reaching for the milk carton.
The oats are lastly spiked with a little sea salt to enhance all the favours. If you’re not already adding salt to your porridge, then definitely try it, it's my top tip for today!
Love Alex. Xx
PS: Be sure to tag me @ballerina_bites on Instagram, so I can see your recreations!
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup boiling water
1 cup + 2 tbsps milk
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tsp honey
A generous pinch of ground cinnamon
A pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp hulled tahini
Add the oats to a medium sized saucepan and soak in 1 cup of boiling water - off heat.
After 5 minutes stir in 1 cup of milk, mashed banana, honey, cinnamon and salt.
Allow to cook on low heat, stirring throughout, until thicken to your liking.
Stir in the tahini and 2 tbsp milk, then serve between two bowls.
Decorate with sliced banana and an extra drizzle of honey.