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‘World’s Best’ Porridge

This porridge is a highly nutritious start to the day – especially good on cold mornings. The secret of its delicious taste lies in soaking the oatmeal or oat flakes and dried fruit overnight. The seeds give a good mix of omega fats as well as adding an extra dimension to the taste.

For V for Life’s position statement on vegetarianism and veganism, please click here.

Serves: 2
Time to prepare: 10 mins
Time to cook: 05 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegan (with substitutions)

Ingredients

  • 1 measure* of oatmeal or 2 measures* of oat flakes
  • 2 measures* of soya milk
  • 4 dried apricots – chopped
  • Small handful of dried cranberries
  • Small handful of raisins
  • 2 to 3 measures* of boiled water (depending on how ‘runny’ you like your porridge)
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin seeds
  • Sprinkle of sunflower seeds
  • Sprinkle of cracked linseed
  • (Honey or brown sugar ‘to taste’ – but not honey for vegans)
  • *Approx 150 ml – a ramekin dish is perfect as a quick measure

Instructions

  1. Put the oatmeal, apricots, cranberries and raisins in a microwave-proof dish; add the soya milk; mix with a whisk and leave to soak overnight.
  2. The following morning: add the just-boiled water to the oatmeal mix and stir with a whisk.
  3. Cover and microwave on high power for 3–4 minutes.
  4. Leave to stand for 1 minute; then add the seeds and stir thoroughly.
  5. For the sweet-toothed: stir in honey or brown sugar to taste – and serve. (Note: please use brown sugar rather than honey for vegans.)

For V for Life’s position statement on vegetarianism and veganism, please click here.

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