Porridge Recipe With Dates & Hazelnuts
This porridge recipe is perfect if you like your oatmeal porridge to be a little
sweet but don't want to load up on sugar or artificial sweeteners. The dates melt into the oats
cooked, creating a delicious sweetness, while the nuts add a nice roasted flavour and pleasant crunch.
The quantities in this porridge recipe are for a large batch to mix up and
keep in the cupboard. It makes about 700g or just over 10
the mix. If you just want to mix enough for now, I have also
included quantities for a single
batch below. Do play around with this basic recipe. Lots of fruits and nuts work well. Another combination I like a lot is cranberry and brazil nut. Just replace the dates with the same quantity of brazils and use dried cranberries instead of dates. This porridge is more tart.
400g/14oz/8½ cups of rolled oats
240g/8½oz/1½ cups of chopped dates
60g/2oz/1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon (leave this out if you are not a
Method - for
Simply mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight
container or sealed bag.
Method - How To Make PorridgeTo Serve 2
(or one hungry person!)
1. Put 50g (2oz or 3/4 of a cup) of your porridge mix into a saucepan
with 250mls (9fl oz or 1 cup) of water or milk.
Stir over a medium heat for about 2 minutes until thick. You
add a little more liquid if it seems too thick or stir in a little milk
or cream at the table.
If you don't want
to make a whole bag of oatmeal porridge...
I like to make a big batch but for one serving, use 6 tablespoons of
rolled oats, 1½
tablespoons of chopped dates, about half a tablespoon of chopped
hazelnuts and a pinch of cinnamon. Cook the porridge
following the usual method above. The same amount of
is fine - 250mls (9fl oz or 1 cup).
Water is traditional but for this recipe I find a little milk adds a wonderful creaminess. If you like, you can use only milk but I
find this a
bit too rich. A mixture of both works well. About 1 part milk to about 4 parts water is good but
don't need to be too precise about this.
Alternatively, you could use almond milk
for a delicious and healthy option.