CHOCOLATE ORANGE PORRIDGE

I’m starting to feel festive…there I said it! Yes I realise its November and I am sure many people will be outraged but I can’t help it I am already excited for Christmas. I feel as though this early festive feeling may be to do with the endless christmas adverts on TV! I mean have you seen John Lewis latest Christmas advert with Monty the penguin? I challenge you not to feel all warm and fuzzy after watching that advert. So yes now I have got that off my chest I can introduce you to my latest recipe, as you can see my festive feelings have rubbed off onto my recipes already. What’s more festive that chocolate orange? Its like a staple right, so much so that I have combined these flavours with one of my favourite things, breakfast! So here is my chocolate orange porridge recipe which is just delightful for these chilly mornings. I hope you enjoy x

Ingredients

  • Gluten Free Porridge Oats- I usually use approximately 1- 1 1/2cups full of oats for my porridge but this is down to preference and how hungry you are! Also Quinoa flakes work well for Porridge too
  • Almond milk – I love the creamy consistency almond gives to my porridge but coconut milk, rice milk, soya milk etc still works great
  • 1 tsp of raw cacao powder
  • Optional- flaxseed, chia seeds- I often add a tsp of each too my porridge for extra flavour and added nutritional value
  • A few slices of orange- I tend to go for the large oranges for this as they slice better
  • Juice of an orange
  • 1 tsp of raw honey or maple syrup drizzled over the top again down to your personal preference

Instructions

  • Simply mix together the porridge ingredients and cook in a pan over a hob until a thick creamy texture is formed (add more almond milk if you want a runnier consistency, the same with the cacao powder)
  • Once the porridge has reached a thick creamy consistency place in a bowl squeeze in a dash of fresh orange juice and allow to cool for a minute or so. This allows the orange juice to infuse the porridge slightly as it cools
  • Then drizzle the honey or maple syrup over the top
  • Place the sliced oranges on top and enjoy this chocolatey orange taste sensation 🙂

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