Recipe: Plant Powered Porridge | Out of this world oatmeal

Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.

Man, that nursery rhyme is disgusting.  Note to self: not a good way to start off a recipe post.

No moldy peas involved in this porridge.  In fact, this is so delicious, I often sneak it in for dinner, particularly if I’ve kept breakfast light with a green smoothie and fruit!

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The cosy taste of home: Plant Powered Porridge.  Oatmeal your mouth and body will love.

There’s nothing fancy about this (at least the way I make it.)  In a Plant Yourself podcast featuring Matt Frazier and Sid Garza-Hillman,  they talk about keeping meal plans and recipes pretty darn simple and I agree 100%.  If it’s easy to replicate, you’re more likely to stick with it.  Don’t get me wrong -I love flavor and nuance, but I’ll pay for those experiences.  Right now, I just wanna make something yummy, easy and healthy.  Who’s with me?

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This right here is my favorite bowl, created by hand by Austin, TX artist Nicholas Wibbelsman of Nico Pottery.  It makes meal time that much more lovely.

Recipe: Plant-Powered Porridge

I’ll give you my amounts and let you wiggle them around to your own personal perfection.  Remember, it’s your kitchen and your body: You’re the boss.

1 cup organic rolled oats

A crap ton of cinnamon (okay, since I eyeball this and just shake it in there, you season it however much you like.  I recommend at least 2 teaspoons.)

Raisins (I go for the gusto -since you’re getting your sweetness from the raisins –and I like me some sweetness– I’m pretty liberal with my inclusion of the dried grape.)

Add 2 cups of water.  Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

When it reaches your desired consistency (I like mine sticky, not soupy,) dish into your favorite bowl.

Sprinkle with ground flaxseed (1-2 tablespoons) for an extra nutrient boost.  Plus “sprinkles” are fun.

Like nuts?  Add walnuts or pecans.  Like berries or bananas?  DO IT.  Make that porridge a masterpiece for your mouth!

And I love adding soy/nut/rice milk at the end -making an oatmeal island surrounded by a moat of milk.  It’s ma favorite…

And, now…I think I know what I’m having for dinner tonight. 😉

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