Carrot Cake baked porridge

No one really knows where the carrot cake came from, but it’s got carrot in so it must be healthy right? This carrot cake baked porridge is so good and the cashew frosting on top adds the perfect amount of sweetness. If you don’t have time to make the cashew frosting then add some peanut butter and you are good to go.

The texture of baked porridge is significantly different to normal porridge you would cook on the hob or in the microwave. The texture is fluffy and much more cake like which we absolutely love as it makes you feel like you are eating cake for breakfast and who doesn’t want cake for breakfast?

Let us know if you decide to bake this porridge as we would love to know! If you take any photos then be sure to tag us in them on Twitter and Instagram, you can find us at @threebrits.

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Makes 2 bowls of porridge
Porridge ingredients
100g oats
1tsp baking powder
1 carrot grated
½ tsp mixed spices
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
4 Walnuts chopped
30ml water
30ml milk of your choice

Cashew Frosting
50g cashews
3tbsp almond milk
1tbsp maple syrup/agave nectar

Method
Soak the cashews in water for a minimum of 5 hours or over night
Preheat the oven to 180oc
Place the cashews, almond milk and maple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth
Pop the cashew frosting in the freezer for 30 minutes and chill
Grate the carrot into a mixing bowl (leaving a little for decoration)
Add the oats, chopped walnuts and spices and stir until combined
Pour in the water and milk and continue to mix (add more liquid if you feel it needs extra)
Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the oats are cooked and it is golden brown on top
from the oven and place a spoonful of cashew frosting on top of the porridge and sprinkle with the remaining carrot.

Banana bread baked porridge

We absolutely love experimenting with oats, especially when we are making our porridge (also known as oatmeal in the USA). Porridge is the perfect winter warmer on a cold February morning helping us to refuel after a morning workout.

We love banana bread so we decided to make our very own banana bread baked porridge. This recipe is absolutely delicious and we would recommend making it as soon as you can. We do put nuts in this recipe but if you have an allergy then it still tastes delicious without.

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Ingredients
50g Oats
1 ripe banana
50ml milk of your choice
30ml water
3 walnuts chopped

Method
Pre heat the oven to 180oc
Mash your banana in mixing bowl
Add in the oats and walnuts and then stir until combined
Pour in the water and milk and continue to mix
Place in the oven for 25/30 minutes until the oats are cooked and the colour is golden brown.

Let us know if you decide to make the porridge and please send us photos as we love to see them!

BLOGMAS Day 4- Baked Christmas Porridge

When someone says breakfast porridge is the first thing that comes to our mind. We cannot get enough of the stuff especially during the winter months when the mornings are so much colder. We have experimented with porridge a lot over the past year and even have a porridge series on our blog (recipes include Peanut butter and jelly & a taste of autumn).

We knew during blogmas we had to create a porridge recipe, we have mixed it up a bit though and gone for a baked porridge. This is the first time we have ever cooked baked porridge but oh my goodness it was delicious and we will definitely be having it more often.

It does take slightly longer to cook than ordinary porridge, so we will probably have to save this for the weekends when we have much more time on our hands.  We hope you have fun recreating our recipe and let us know what you think!

Ingredients
50g Porridge oats
30ml Milk of your choice (may need more depending on the size of your bowl)
Drizzle of water
Red currants fresh or frozen (we used frozen)
Chopped mixed nuts
½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Ginger

Method
Pre heat the oven to 180oc
You will need an oven proof dish we got ours from tiger
Place the oats and nuts into the dish and stir so ingredients combine
Scatter the red currants on top
Pour your milk on top of the mixture and top with water
Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes

The Porridge Series- 1 (Summer Fruits)

Welcome to the porridge series episode 1, porridge is something we eat on a regular basis (okay almost every day). It is so versatile and there are so many different toppings you can add to keep it interesting. You don’t even have to add sugar/syrup or honey to make your porridge taste delicious.Stayed tuned and let us know if you try any of our recipes.

Strawberry Porridge

British strawberries means summer has finally arrived here in the UK. Bet you didn’t think you would enjoy anything more than fresh strawberries and cream this summer but wait until you try our fresh strawberry porridge.

Strawberries are only around in Britain during the summer months (June to August to be more precise). Strawberries from a local provider are by far the best, lots of people in the UK visit strawberry farms and pick their own (PYO). The flavour is incomparable to shop bought strawberries and think of all the delicious creations you can make with your handpicked strawberries.

Make sure you are gentle when washing your strawberries to avoid bruising and it is important to know you should remove the green hull after washing.

Healthy Facts- Did you know 5 strawberries contain more vitamin C than an entire orange. They also contain significant levels of antioxidants which help to fight disease.

Recipe
50G Porridge Oats

250ml Almond Milk/ Milk or water

6 Medium sized strawberries (other berries can also be added)

Method

Place the Porridge oats in a bowl

Pour your choice of liquid on top of the oats

Place in the oats in the microwave for 2-3 minutes (you might want to keep an eye on it as it sometimes has the tendency to bubble over the edge).

Once your porridge is cooked remove bowl from the microwave.

Remove the hull from your strawberries and put them in a clean bowl.

Stew the strawberries for 1 minute in the microwave

Pour your steaming hot strawberries on top of the porridge

Mix well and enjoy