We love our porridge. We could eat porridge for breakfast, lunch and dinner, any day.
When in the wild we always eat some kind of porridge for breakfast. We never eat the plain “oats and water”-kind, no sir, not for us… It needs to be pimped with some kind of fruit or berries, nuts and seeds and preferably some yummy nut butter. When camping we usually choose a single portion sachet, for convenience.
Some of our favorite porridge variations are:
1. Oats with banana, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and raisins, sprinkled with cinnamon. This breakfast is highly nutritious and packed with powerful antioxidants, potassium, fiber and healthy fats. Oh, and if you find some blueberries in the woods you got yourself some extra antioxidants!
2. Oats with liquorice sprinkled blueberries. This might not be a well-known combination, but trust us, it tastes delicious! If camping somewhere with forest blueberries, we would for sure make this. Prepare your oats as usual, but add some cardamom to the oats. Top with blueberries and sprinkle with liquorice root powder. Add a banana and nut butter for extra energy and healthy fats. A great foundation for a day on the bike!
3. And finally, another luxurious porridge version, chocolate oats! Start by mashing half a banana in a saucepan. Add one tablespoon of raw cocoa powder together with oats and water (even better with plant milk). You want to double the amount of liquid to oats. Stir well so that all ingredients are mixed together and cook until the oats are thick and hot. Top with the other half of the banana and perhaps some forest berries or nut butter. We made ours with wild strawberries, raspberries, banana and peanut butter.
Happy cooking and ride safe!