A quick and easy chocolaty porridge recipe!
Chocolate and pears aren’t the traditional porridge combo but this chocolate pear porridge really does make a delicious, healthy start to the day. Pear and chocolate together take porridge to another dimension!.
Along with all the benefits of oats (cholesterol-lowering, helping you to feel full as well as balance your blood sugar), pears, with their skins, are an amazing source of fibre, and are one of the least-allergenic fruits around. We use alkalising home-made almond milk in this recipe but you could also use hazelnut milk, coconut milk or dairy milk.
If you can find it, try cacao powder – the ‘raw’ form of cocoa – it’s a little more expensive than cocoa powder but in our opinion, worth it. Cocoa powder is really high in antioxidants, but cacao is even higher, ranking as one of the highest antioxidant foods that exist – helping to make this satisfying breakfast a really great start to the day.
Experiment with the volume of liquid you prefer – it will vary depending on brand of oats used and your preference for thinner or thicker porridge.
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- 1 cup porridge oats
- 2.5-3 cups almond milk or other milk
- 1 tsp cacao or cocoa powder
- 1 pear chopped
- drizzle maple syrup
- Add milk of your choice and oats into a pan and bring to the boil, stirring regularly with the wrong end of a wooden spoon or traditional porridge spurtle
- Once the porridge reaches boiling point, reduce heat and simmmer for a minimum of 5 minutes - ideally 10-15. Stir intermittently to make sure it doesn't stick.
- Chop pear and when you are ready to serve the porridge, stir in the cacao, pour into bowls and top with the chopped pear and a drizzle of maple syrup.