EASY BIRCHER PORRIDGE
I love porridge and Bircher porridge is a great way of keeping it interesting. Bircher porridge is incredibly simple; it is just rolled oats soaked overnight in milk and/or fruit juice, so takes about 3 mins to prepare. The overnight soaking means that the oats soak up all the flavour.
The fun bit is adding your toppings! I like adding a mixture of both dried and fresh fruit, especially dried cranberries and goldenberries, fresh raspberries, blueberries and grated apple. I also love adding seeds, ground flaxseed and nuts which adds nutrients and gives great texture and crunch.
To boost the nutrient profile, I love eating this with yoghurt mixed with Pulsin's Soya Protein Powder (soya bean or pea work well). If you like it sweeter, you can add a drizzle of date syrup, agave or a few chopped dates.
By using plant-based milk or fruit juice and vegan yoghurt, this recipe is suitable for vegans and if you use gluten-free oats, this recipe is suitable for coeliacs.
This makes a super healthy breakfast and brilliant snack. It lasts about 2 days in the fridge and so you can make a batch in advance easily. (Note the grated apple will oxidise and go brown, but it still tastes great!).
- 150g rolled oats (gluten-free if required)
- 300ml milk of choice (I use almond, soy or rice milk) or apple juice
- Pinch of salt
- Grated apple
- Handful of fresh blueberries and raspberries
- Handful of dried goldenberries and cranberries
- 2 tsp Ground flaxseed
- Handful of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
- Date syrup, agave or 2-3 chopped dates if you like things sweeter
- 8-10 tbsp yoghurt (vegan if preferred)
- 2 tsp Pulsin Unflavoured Soya Protein Powder
Soak the rolled oats and salt in milk or apple juice and leave overnight in the fridge.
Grate the apple and mix with the soaked oats. Spoon into 2 bowls.
Top with fresh and dried fruit, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
Dust with ground flaxseed.
Stir the protein powder into the yoghurt and spoon a generous helping into each bowl. Add extra sweetener if required. Enjoy!