- 125g porridge oats
- 4 dates, stoned
Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…
- 500-600ml milk, any will work
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…
- 1 tbsp cacao or good quality cocoa powder
Cacao, cocoa and chocolate are all…
- yogurt and maple syrup, to serve (optional)
Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…
Blend half the oats and the dates in a food processor until you have a thick paste, adding a splash of milk to help the blades go round if necessary. Scrape the mixture into a saucepan and add the rest of the oats, 500ml milk, the cacao and a pinch of salt. Stir well and set over a low-medium heat.
Stir the porridge every now and then for the next 5-10 mins, until it’s thick and creamy – add a splash more milk if you prefer a looser consistency. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, if you like.