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Cinnamon, Honey and Peanut Butter Porridge

Simple, hearty and tasty food is the best kind of food.

cinnamon, honey and peanut butter porridge

I have loved this breakfast for a long time. So much so, Johnny’s Mum used to have all the ingredients in stock for whenever I came over. She is the sweetest.

I have been thinking lately about the kind of recipes I want to continue to share on the Bright Full Life. I want to help people fall back in love with food after a history of food restrictions. I also want to share dishes that are easy to make and with ingredients that we can all find in our local supermarkets and grocers. For a while (like a lot of nutritionists), I was getting well into the latest superfood this, superfood that and allllll the rest of it. I found it exciting to try new foods and experiment with them. And don’t get me wrong, I still use some of them like spirulina on the regs. During my studies however, I have felt the urge to help people know how to cook simple, healthy and delicious recipes using normal and easy to find ingredients. Foods that are “normal”, and just easy to find, for all different types of budget.

cinnamon, honey and peanut butter porridge

So with that all said, I want to share simple and delicious recipes that can be made with ingredients from your local supermarket or grocer. Ingredients that are accessible, and ingredients that are not intimidating.

I have been taking the time to really see what different supermarkets and grocers offer in this city. What ingredients people can access. What price ranges these ingredients are. Although this little space of mine isn’t primarily a food blog at all, I want people to come here and see a recipe and be inspired to make it, and then it be easy enough for them to do so.

cinnamon, honey and peanut butter porridge

I want people to want to make a healthy recipe because it will taste good and because it is easy to make.

I know I have hardly been making gourmet food recipes over the last few years… far from it. Smoothie bowls anyone!? I just want to share some more simple, easy to make and delicious healthy food ideas that lots of people have the ability to make.

cinnamon, honey and peanut butter porridge

You get me!?

So to start these simple and delicious recipes off, I am sharing a classic, and a classic that is seriously delicious, warming and will nourish you body and your soul all in one.

CHPBP

Cinnamon, Honey and Peanut Butter Porridge – serves 1-2 depending on how hungry you are…

Ingredients:

3/4 cup rolled oats

1 cup milk of choice (I used rice milk)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tsp honey (use maple syrup if vegan)

Toppings of choice – I used 1/2 banana

Directions:

  1. Mix the oats, cinnamon and milk in a pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the honey and the peanut butter.
  4. Pour into a bowl and top with a banana or whatever you fancy.

Do you prefer easy to make recipes? What is your favourite porridge/oatmeal combination?

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4 Comments

  • Reply Lesq

    Hey Lauren, I started eating oatmeal everyday because my holistic/MD told me to just add that fiber along with a few other suggestions over the day. I make my oatmeal with either fresh ground almond butter and a few walnuts or fresh ground peanut butter. With it I either eat a romaine, green leaf wrap. Make with carrot and Kirby or some fresh greens on the side. It really has bec my brunch bec I go off to early yoga class for two hours and come back and eat. I was forcing myself to eat before hand and it was just to much before doing intensive exercise. So my day starts with a fresh drink and relaxation and off I go. On the weekends brunch includes oatmeal and a protein and fresh fruit or salad or a salad, avocado and some vegetarian protein form. I do feel that my digestion finds this wonderfully nurturing. I take a spoon of olive oil every morning and and a dose of it on veggies at night. No coconut oil. I still don’t buy it’s health benefits with all its saturated fats. After all our genes are not Hawaiian and we don’t have a history of using it. The Mediterraneans stay with their diet and the Asians stay with theirs in their own countries and they live long health lives. We feel the need to spatter our diet with everyone’s goods and wonder why we r so sick. I don’t think healthy anymore. I think nurturing, tasty, enjoyable and part of my own history in my life. Olive oil, avocado, walnuts, almonds, and egg and egg yolks(too much methane gas to just eat the white with no real health benefit and all the sodium) which I haven’t ever even big on but will try to incorporate. Btw, rice milk has arsenic like a lot of the brown rices so be careful using it. These milks are all just tricalcuim phosphate or calcium carbonates– not real calcium but laboratory made and not healthful for digestion. A very good quality, glass jar milk 2 % and I don’t do any other dairy is the best in terms of whole food for digestion. Your not drinking it just adding it to a few things. Let’s email soon.

    June 30, 2016 at 9:32 pm
    • Reply thebrightfulllife

      Les, thank you for your detailed comment.
      I am very happy to hear that you and your holistic MD are finding what is working for you and it is going well. I know how much you have suffered, so this is nice to hear 🙂
      I love what you said about “I think nurturing, tasty, enjoyable” – that is an awesome way to look at food instead of just thinking of the “health benefits”.
      And thank you for your information on the rice milk, I appreciate it.
      Lauren

      July 1, 2016 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Mmm currently I love my combo of half oats half quinoa flakes, then a big scoop of crunchy almond butter, turmeric, cinnamon, and chocolate mint stevia syrup!

    July 1, 2016 at 6:18 am
    • Reply thebrightfulllife

      Hi Rebecca, thanks for stopping by 🙂
      I love that you are mixing oats and quinoa, that sounds great, especially with all of those delicious toppings!

      July 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm

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