Dawn Bradley

Porridge that satisfies and keeps you full

For many years I’ve eaten porridge as my first meal of the day. I now eat it as the last meal of the day to aid sleep.

My current recipe is below, which you can tweak to suit your own taste.

Remember that a sprinkle of salt will sweeten the porridge.

Adding nuts will minimise the blood sugar spike caused by eating oats.

Soak the oats overnight in a glass dish that has a clip on lid.

Add these ingredients to your glass bowl and soak overnight

  • 30g Steel cut oats
  • 350ml Water approx.
  • 10g Ground chia seeds*
  • 10g Ground golden flax/linseeds*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 semi-dried prunes, cut into small pieces

Add these ingredients during or after the cooking process

  • Banana – sliced (Add from the start of cooking for sweetness)
  • 100g Blueberries – fresh or frozen**
  • 100g Strawberries – fresh or frozen**
  • 14g Goji berries
  • 10g chopped walnuts
  • 15g Brazil nuts***
  • 10g hulled chopped hemp seeds
  • 10g pollen
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar glaze (yes!)

* Buy whole seeds and grind them yourself. Once ground, store in glass jars in the fridge.

** If using frozen berries, take out of the freezer the night before, when you prepare the oats.

*** Soak the Brazil nuts in water overnight, and rinse in fresh water before eating. You will be able to slice them after they’ve been soaked, as they’ll be soft.

Cooking Instructions

  • Add the soaked ingredients to a saucepan and cook gently for at least 5 minutes
  • Stir often if your pan is non-stick!
  • Add the blueberries to the saucepan
  • Chop the fresh strawberries. If using frozen, mash them with a fork in the glass dish.
  • Take the pan off the heat
  • Add the strawberries
  • Stir well
  • Add a sprinkle of Himalayan salt to sweeten**** – taste for sweetness
  • Sprinkle with Brazil nuts, walnuts, hemp seeds and/or pollen
  • Enjoy!

**** The healthiest sweetener is date syrup, which you can buy ready made, or make yourself by blending pitted dates and water in a high speed blender. 

Other porridge flavour combinations

Apple & Cinnamon

Cacao & Berry

Cardamom & Tahini