Jayne's Multi Grain Porridge Mix
Here is my favourite porridge mix recipe.
I find it both creamy and chewy at the same time. It is filling – and seems to keep hunger away for longer than pure oat porridge.
120g barley flakes
100g spelt flakes
120g rye flakes
2-3 tbs raisins
2-3tbs pitted chopped dates
2-3tbs chopped apricots
Other dried fruits such as sultanas, cranberries etc. can be used – it is down to individual preference.
Also if you like you can add flaked almonds or some chopped nuts.
Mix all ingredients together in a large sealable container.
1 Place the number of servings you’d like into a small casserole dish, or for one serving into a breakfast bowl.
2 Pour on enough milk of your choice - cow, goat, soya, oat etc to cover the porridge mix completely (approx. twice the volume) and cover with a lid
3 Leave to soak for at least half an hour – over night is a good idea if you are in a hurry in the mornings and it makes it creamier.
4 Either place in a saucepan and bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 mins or place in the microwave for approx 3/4 mins depending on the number of servings and the wattage of your microwave.
Remember you can use as much or as little fluid as you like and change the ratio/type of grains/dried fruits you use.
I personally don’t like the flavour of buckwheat so never use it. I also find wheat doesn’t agree with my digestion but you may love them in your mix.
There are so many different ways to do this – just think of the number of different ‘milks’ that can be used. I use unsweetened almond milk drink for mine.
It will be fascinating to see how many different variations of porridge we can come up with.
I hope you try either my recipe or one of your own. Do let me know how you get on.