It's currently Autumn or auf Deutsch, Herbst here in Germany and the weather is starting to turn a bit chilly.... Not that I'm complaining as it also means, porridge season!
From the many porridge recipes on my blog; Blueberry & Coconut, Berries & Cream and Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Goji Berry Porridge I'm already a huge fan and pleased to bring you another variation.
This time I decide to use with steel cut oats, also known as pinhead oats in the UK and porridge groats in Australia.
The difference between steel cut and regular rolled/ quick oats, is once the outer inedible kernel is removed the grain is roughly chopped into 2-3 pieces instead of being flattened or 'rolled.' This results in the porridge having a chewer and nuttier texture in comparison to the regular and is really down to personal preference to what you'd like to use in this recipe.
My 'Ginger Steel Cut Porridge with Stewed Plums' is another delicious warming breakfast that I'm sure all the ginger fans will adore. The base of the porridge is not overly sweet and pairs perfectly with the sweet tart plums. The additional toppings of almond butter and bee pollen, are not essential however adds a wonderful richness and a boost of protein.
Love Alex, Ballerina Bites. xx
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1/3 cup steal cuts, soaked in 1 cup of water overnight
1 cup oat milk
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 plums, stone removed and sliced
Add soaked oats and remaining liquid in a small saucepan along with the oat milk, the additional 1/2 cup of water and salt.
Bring to a boil, then set heat to low.
Allow to cook, stirring occasionally until the oats absorb the liquid.
If you prefer your oats at a runnier consistency, add a dash of milk.
Lastly stir through the coconut sugar, ginger and cinnamon
Meanwhile add the sliced plums to another saucepan and add a dash of water.
Set heat to medium and allow plums to caramelise, giving a toss throughout.
You may also need to add a few dashes of water to avoid sticking, but you're looking for soft plums with a slightly thickened syrup.
Once both elements are ready, pour porridge into a bowl and top with the plums.
Add a generous dollop of almond butter and a scatter of bee pollen.
If you wish to use rolled oats please refer to cooking instructions mentioned in the other porridge recipes above.
Does not apply to quick cooking oats, if using quick oats please refer to packet instructions.
- Recipe Update 21st July, 2019 -