Almond & Cinnamon Porridge
- Under 10 minutes to prepare
- 10-30 minutes to cook
- 1 adult and 1 baby
- How to make
50g porridge oats
50g ground almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
250ml water or milk of your choice
Drizzle of maple syrup
Sprinkle of pumpkin seeds (12mths +)
Sprinkle of sunflower seeds (12mths +)
Large hand full of fresh strawberries (or whatever fruit is in season)
Dollop of Greek yogurt
How to make
Measure out the oats and almonds and tip both into a saucepan. Top tip - a ¼ measuring cup holds 50g of porridge and it’s much easier to use this each morning rather than weighing it out every day. If you don’t have a proper ¼ measuring cup, anything will do that holds the right amount
Add the cinnamon and water (or milk), stir and cook over a medium/low heat, stirring regularly for about 10 minutes until nice and thick
Meanwhile chop the strawberries into bite size pieces – smaller for babies
Pour cooked porridge into bowls then add any or all of the optional toppings. Set the toppings out on the breakfast table for little ones to help themselves to – encouraging them to get creative with the decorative toppings (a couple of strawberries and a few seeds can make a great porridge face or an abstract piece of art)!
- Gluten ingredients
- Dairy ingredients
Why not add a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra decadence?
Good quality whole oats are super sustaining to keep Goldilocks and your little 'bear' full up till lunch. The almonds provide a great source of protein and healthy fat, whilst also giving a natural creaminess which means you can make the porridge with water rather than milk for a dairy-free version.