Cardamom, coconut and almond Quaker Oat So Simple!
The New Year marks a time when we take a moment and think about our family and their nutrition. We seek out new balance and check back in with what we’re putting in our bodies and breakfast bowls.
So what better way to start the year than with a delicious breakfast creation, that will keep your taste buds singing during the dreary months.
I have teamed up with Quaker Oats to bring you one such delicious porridge recipe. My family are all big fans of a hearty breakfast but mornings are not ideal to be spending lots of time in preparing breakfasts, which is why I love the ‘Quaker Oat So Simple Original Porridge’. These little sachets are so quick to make and I can cater to different choices of my family by adding a variety of different flavours.
My recipe is “Cardamom, coconut and almond Quaker Oats So Simple!”
I have taken inspiration from my favourite Indian sweets to come up with this flavour combination. Cardamom, coconut and almonds are popularly used together in a variety of Indian sweets. Here, the flavour of cardamom is sweet and aromatic which goes beautifully with coconut and adds texture to the oats. The almond gives it a lovely crunch and you can finish the oats with any fruits you have at home, although I would highly recommend mango, banana or strawberry.
1 pack Quaker Oat So Simple, original
180ml semi skimmed milk
4 cardamom pods, seeds beaten to powder
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 tbsp maple syrup plus a little extra to finish
15g roasted almond flakes
½ mango or ½ banana cut into small pieces
Empty the oats packet in a pan (or microwave). Pour the milk on top and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat. Take it off the heat and add cardamom, coconut, syrup and half the almonds. Mix it all well and pour it into a serving bowl. Sprinkle the rest of the almond, drizzle a couple of drops of syrup and put the chosen fruit pieces on top. Serve hot.
I created this recipe in partnership with Quaker Oats which has just launched a competition to celebrate the tasty and versatile oat by rewarding consumers who invent the most inspiring porridge or overnight oats recipe with an amazing £10,000 cash prize each week.
To be in with a chance of winning, you are invited to get creative and share your ultimate take on the timeless breakfast oat in whatever form you like and using whatever additional ingredients you desire to make your most impressive dish (or bowl!) possible.
For porridge fans who want to get involved, you simply, follow these steps:
1. Take a deliciously stunning picture of your oat entry
2. Upload it onto Instagram using the hashtag #ShowUsYourOats and @QuakerOatsUK. Alternatively you can visit the website www.quaker.co.uk/showusyouroats to enter, or submit your entry in response to Quaker’s pinned Facebook post at Facebook.com/QuakerOatsUK