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Easy Bircher Porridge

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This tastes as delicious as it looks!

I love porridge & Bircher porridge is a great way of keeping it interesting. Bircher porridge is incredibly simple; it is just rolled oats soaked overnight in milk &/ or fruit juice, so takes about 3 mins to prepare. The overnight soaking means that the oats soak up all the flavour.

The fun bit is adding your toppings! I like adding a mixture of both dried & fresh fruit, especially dried cranberries & goldenberries, fresh raspberries, blueberries & grated apple. I also love adding seeds, ground flaxseed & nuts which adds nutrients & gives great texture & crunch.

To boost the nutrient profile, I love eating this with yoghurt mixed with protein powder (soya bean, pea  & whey work well). If you like it sweeter, you can add a drizzle of honey or a vegan alternative, like date syrup, agave or a few chopped dates.

By using plant-based milk  or fruit -juice & vegan yoghurt, this recipe is suitable for vegans & if you use gluten-free oats, this recipe is suitable for coeliacs.

This makes a super healthy breakfast & brilliant snack.  It lasts about 2 days in the fridge & so you can make a batch in advance easily. (Note the grated apple will oxidise & go brown, but it still tastes great!).


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Bircher porridge: a tasty breakfast or snack

Serves 2

Preparation: 3-5 mins


150g rolled oats (gluten-free if required)

300ml milk of choice (I use almond, soy or rice milk) or apple juice

Pinch of salt

Grated apple

Handful of fresh blueberries & raspberries

Handful of dried goldenberries & cranberries

Ground flaxseed (2tbsp)

Handful of sunflower seeds & pumpkin seeds

To serve:

8-10 tbsp yoghurt (vegan if preferred) mixed with with 2 tbsp protein powder (pea or soya bean or whey for a non-vegan topping)

Sweetener: honey, or vegan alternative like date syrup or agave or 2-3 chopped dates if you like things sweeter



Soak the rolled oats & salt in milk or apple juice & leave overnight in the fridge.

Grate the apple & mix with the soaked oats. Spoon into 2 bowls.

Top with fresh & dried fruit & pumpkin & sunflower seeds.

Dust with ground flaxseed.

Stir the protein powder into the yoghurt & spoon a generous helping into each bowl. Add extra sweetener if required. Enjoy!



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