Not only is World Porridge Day a welcome celebration on the culinary calendar (any excuse to talk about our beloved po po. That’s short for porridge guys) it’s so much more than just a bowl of warming oats. Little did we know, World Porridge Day is actually about raising awareness (and funds) for a charity called Mary’s Meals. A global movement supporting and feeding some of the poorest people in the poorest communities, especially school children in developing countries. We couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy our Saturday po po than with a spoonful of gratitude, for how many people don’t have access to these simple foods we take for granted each day.
So, we’d like to share one of our favourite recipes and dedicate this porridge to Mary’s Meals, and all the work they do for the less fortunate.
Caramel Chai Porridge
You will need:
For the base:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 3/4 cup water
- Generous dash of almond mylk (or milk of choice)
- Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat and cook porridge for approx. 5 minutes.
For the caramel chai:
- ½ banana (mashed)
- 3 Iranian dates or 1 medjool date (chopped into fine pieces)
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 star anise
Let’s make it:
- Make the porridge base. While cooking, add in mashed banana, maca powder and chopped dates – and stir until mixture starts to thicken. Add in spices and let the aroma fill the kitchen.
- When cooked to your liking (add more water if you like it runnier) transfer to bowl and adorne with fresh banana, chia seeds, blueberries, pistachios, buckwheat groats and chopped dates.
Want more delicious breakfast recipes? Check out our Clean and Simple Eating Cookbook!
What’s your favourite porridge?