Vegan oatmeal made with rolled oats and prunes for sweetness. Crunchy nuts and warming cinnamon give additional flavour, nutrition and texture to this healthy and delicious prune porridge.
At this time of year, there’s nothing quite like a warming bowl of porridge for breakfast. It’s quick to make, comforting to eat and keeps you sustained for several hours. Plain porridge is good, but it’s nice to jazz things up a bit and this vegan prune porridge topped with toasted walnuts and cinnamon makes it a bit more special.
I like to start my day with a healthy breakfast and usually have my porridge fairly plain. Organic oats are a must, but I do often add prunes for sweetness.
They work really well in porridge as they break down quickly and provide additional nutrition including vitamins A and K as well as antioxidants. With a few prunes, there is no need to add sugar, honey or any other sweetener. Prunes reduce your porridge’s glycaemic index and they don’t cause a blood sugar spike either.
Vegan Prune Porridge
On special occasions or for a weekend treat, I omit the prunes and add a slug of whisky, a spoonful of honey and a dollop of clotted cream to my porridge. Er, what was that I was saying about healthy breakfasts?
Luckily this prune porridge topped with walnuts and cinnamon makes for a delicious alternative. It’s fast becoming my favourite way to eat my oats. The toasted nuts add crunch and taste and the cinnamon gives a warming scent as well as flavour.
Porridge is very simple to make and everyone has their favourite way of preparing it. As part of my commitment to eating more vegan foods for Veganuary this month, I swapped my normal half dairy milk half water for rice milk, as used in these vanilla almond cookies. I was pleasantly surprised and happy with both flavour and consistency.
Oat milk sort of makes more sense and I reckon my hemp milk wold be pretty good too. But you know what you like best, so please use your favourite plant milk.
The recipe below makes one bowl of porridge, but the quantities can easily be doubled, tripled etc if more is required.
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Prune Porridge – The Recipe
Prune Porridge topped with Toasted Walnuts & Cinnamon
- 40 g porridge oats
- 200 ml rice milk or whatever plant milk you like best
- 3 prunes – chopped
- pinch of himalayan pink rock salt
- 20 g walnuts
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- Bring the milk to a simmer. Add the oats, prunes and salt. Stir and lower the heat to the minimum possible.
- Cover the pan and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid the oats sticking.
- Meanwhile dry fry the walnuts until nicely toasted on both sides, then roughly chop.
- Pour the porridge into a bowl, top with the nuts and dust with a little cinnamon.