Baked porridge

Baked porridge is kinda like having pudding for breakfast, but healthier than a pud. We have so many variations on porridge we need write a book very soon! This delicious one is by fitnat friend Khara Mills, Khara has tried and tested it each week after doing parkrun, and it’s well-established. You can even assemble it the night before making it to save a few mins.
Serves: 2-3 • Prep time: 5 mins • Cook time: 30 mins • Easy 
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (ginger and nutmeg are other options)
  • scant tsp of fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • butter to butter the dish
  • large handful of frozen or fresh berries or use any fruit you like. The one in the picture uses cooking apples and blackberries which I part-cooked in a pan with a dash of water first.
  • approx 275ml organic whole milk
  • dessert spoon of mild clear honey 
Place the oats in a bowl and add the cinnamon, salt and baking powder, mix.

Lightly butter a baking dish 

Cover the bottom of the dish with the fruit  Add the oat mixture to the dish, mix the honey into the milk and slowly pour over enough to cover the oats, then press down lightly. You can leave the honey out and rely on the sweetness of the fruit, or add a drizzle of honey at the end if you prefer.

Bake at about 200 deg centigrade for 20-30 mins, checking after 20 mins.

Serve with a little bit of natural yoghurt, Jersey milk or kefir.
Nutrition info
Oats are particularly high in manganese which is great for healthy bone formation, healthy skin and helping to control blood sugar. They also give us fabulous fibre. A happy gut is at the heart of good health!

Berries provide vitamin C, which is great for skin and connective tissue health as well as immunity.

Honey provides trace minerals and the cream and milk provide B vitamins, particularly B12, calcium and vitamin D.
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It follows that they never understood Reginald, who came down late to breakfast, and nibbled toast, and said disrespectful things about the universe. The family ate porridge, and believed in everything, even the weather forecast.
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