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Creamy Oatmeal Porridge

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Oatmeal-Porridge

Since this porridge requires but a little (very little) prep time, it will be a breeze come morning to pull this dish together.  My mother is here visiting and I made this for her breakfast and she just loved it.  She said it hit the spot perfectly.  And it was so easy to make she will probably make it once she gets home, for her it has to be easy or it just won’t happen. :)

Ingredients: yields 2 1/2 cups

  • 1 cup raw, gluten-free rolled oats (soak)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 chopped apple, peeled and cored
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raisins or your favorite dried fruit
  • 1 Tbsp honey (or agave if vegan)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of salt

Preparation:

  1. Soak oats overnight and then drain, rinsing them till the water runs clear.
  2. In blender combine the oats, chia seeds, water,  and raisins.  Blend till creamy.
  3. Add the chopped apple, cinnamon and salt.  Blend till creamy.
  4. Optional:  Top porridge with more raisins and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.

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22 thoughts on “Creamy Oatmeal Porridge

  1. Chrissy says:

    I’m just gonna have to break down and try the chia seeds that I have! Why I am scared of those little beads is anyones guess! This recipe sounds yummy…. Im just going to TRY IT !!! I will post back my results :o)

    • amie-sue says:

      You can do it Chrissy! :) I danced around them for a few years myself. Not sure why but now they are a part of my daily recipes! They don’t have a taste really but they lend a great texture, thicken recipes and have a great nutrient profile. I just got my shipment not to long ago. Somehow I ordered from 2 places at the same time and now I have 8 lbs of chia seeds! lol So be watchful for more recipes. Let me know how it goes for you. Blessings, amie sue

  2. shaj says:

    Hi,
    can I make this with dates? This looks so delicious.

    Shaj

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Shaj,

      Yes, you can use dates instead of the honey! Depending on the type of dates you are using and how moist they are, you may want to soak them for about 10-20 minutes to soften them up. This will help them to blend better. A person could substitute the honey with raw agave nectar, raw coconut sugar and raw Yacon syrup as well. There are so many options. Please let me know how your porridge turns out. Many blessings, amie sue

  3. shaj says:

    oh my, I forgot to let you know that this is the best oatmeal porridge I have EVER had!!!! I’m having a bowl right now. I’m not sure about the type of oatmeal you used, I used groats & I’m just loving it. Tell your mom I love when she comes for breakfast, I get to taste later.

    • amie-sue says:

      Lol, I love it Shaj….I will tell her. :) I love it when she comes to visit to because she is open to trying all my creations. So glad you are starting your day off with some yummy and nutritious! amiesue

  4. Kim says:

    Are you leaving the oats out to soak or refrigerating them?

    • amie-sue says:

      Kim, I modified the recipe since I learned the importance of soaking oats overnight to remove the phytic acid. Please refer to the recipe, it should clear up your questions. Have a great weekend!

  5. Dee says:

    Annie Sue you have outdone yourself once again! I have tried many raw oatmeal dishes and wasn’t impressed…this one was awesome! I used soaked oat groats..and topped it with ripe banan and raisins…soooo yummy! I have a new breakfast dish! yay!

    • amie-sue says:

      Mmmm, that sounds delightful Dee! There is something so comforting about oatmeal. Have a blessed day and thank you for sharing!

  6. Melanie says:

    Either I read the recipe incorrectly or there is something wrong. Tried this just now and it was more of a drink then a porridge! Too much liquid me thinks. The recipe says soak the oats in 2 cups of warm water, done. Then blend with 1 1/2 cups of water, at this point it turned into a drink rather than a porridge

    • amie-sue says:

      Hmmm Melanie…. I am not sure why it was liquidity for you. After soaking the oats did you drain and rinse the them before adding to the blender with the 1 1/2 cups of water?

  7. Pilar says:

    Hi Amie-Sue, how are you?
    Your range of recipes is absolutely endless :-)
    I see so much excitement here that I guess I should try this one too.
    But… what did you do with the chia seeds? They are on the list of ingredients.
    Love
    Pilar

    • amie-sue says:

      Pilar… so good to hear from you! It has been a while. :) I hope all is well. I added the chia seeds into the preparation list… thank you for pointing that out for me to fix! ;) have a blessed evening, amie sue

  8. Pilar says:

    Yes, all is well, just taking it easier with raw foods and spending time in the kitchen. Recently I’ve been keeping it simple: salads, smoothies… But when it comes to breakfast I really need something comforting, but I wanna keep it simple, just like your mom ;-))
    Thank you for adding the chia seeds, I assume they don’t have to soak first
    A big hug to you

    • amie-sue says:

      I understand Pilar. :) I go through my phases as well. It so good that you recognize the need to tend to yourself and take things easy. :) If you make the porridge, you can let it sit for 10 minutes to activate the chai seeds. It doesn’t take them long to swell up :) Hugs to you too! Have a great week. amie sue

  9. Pilar says:

    Ok, mission accomplished! It was wonderful and very comforting. Next time I’ll cut a bit the honey, though, as I prefer it less sweet. But again, it could have also been the apples. But it was yummy, I’ll definitely make it again, thank you :-)

  10. matt says:

    Hey amie I absolutely love your website. Say if I wanted the oatmeal warm could I put the finished recipe In a dehydrator are would I just have to cook the oats. I love the recipe I am just so used to eating oatmeal warm. Any ideas?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Matt,

      Yes, you could certainly put the oats in the dehydrator before eating. ALso, heating the bowl you serve it in will help. I love warm oats too. Enjoy! amie sue

  11. Rhonda Tantalo says:

    Hi Amie-sue, Rhonda here. Hope this finds you well. I wondered if I can use the dehydrated oats. I soaked 1 cup overnight and dehydrated them so I would have them already prepared. I didn’t want to make 2 1/2 cups worth just 1/4 of that for my breakfast. So can I use the dehydrated oats then add the water and other ingredients to the blender?

    • amie-sue says:

      You bet Rhonda… that will work just fine. If need be you can them soak a bit to soften up and not have to worry about rinsing and draining them because you have gone through all of that already. Way to be prepared! Have a blessed day… off to work I go! amie sue

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