I adore this porridge recipe and eat slight variations of it at least once a week. It is so sweet but contains no processed sugar, as all the sweetness comes from the addition of fresh and dried fruit.
There is also a slightly nutty quality to it, created by the flax seed meal and coconut. To top it all off, with all the whole food ingredients used in there, this porridge is packed with fibre. Plus it is quick and easy to make - Enjoy!
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
5 small dates, roughly chopped
1/2 small apple, chopped
1 tablespoon of desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons of sultanas
1 tablespoon of flax seed meal
1/2 cup of soy milk
Place the oats and water in a small sauce pan and put on low heat, stirring well.
Turn the heat up after a few minutes when the oats have started to break down and the water becomes very milky.
Add the chopped apple and cinnamon to the pot and stir in well.
Keep stirring, and when the porridge has an even consistency, add the chopped dates and turn the heat down again.
Once the the dates have softened and melded into the porridge a little, take the sauce pan off the heat.
Place the porridge in a bowl and add the sultanas, apple, flax seed meal, desiccated coconut and soy milk. Stir and serve immediately.