I’m a big fan of throw few things together food. Breakfast especially. As much as I can appreciate very elaborate, made in stages food, the way I cook is much more down to earth, so to speak. I love my food and I love to cook but spending hours in the kitchen is not my thing. I actually taught myself pretty good ninja knife skills just so I can speed up the process of preparing food. I have one favourite knife, the handle is almost stripped of black coating but it doesn’t matter, it chops like crazy and that’s what I like. I think I said that before but in the mornings time somehow runs twice as fast for me. Do you experience this as well? I am rushing more often than not, running around trying to get myself ready. That’s why speedy breakfasts are essential. Few good ingredients, that make a great combo in the flavour department, quick assembly and breakfast is served. Based on that philosophy that’s where pear and walnut porridge comes in.
Pears and walnuts, such a good friends. Very crunchy, sweet and nutty with that slight bitterness from walnuts. That would be good as it is but I wanted to take this porridge to the next level of total awesomeness. Cue – the prunes. I don’t know why prunes are not used more. Total waste if you ask me. Prunes are so sweet, almost toffee-like gooey. They are so soft they just melt in your mouth. Perfect candy. Few of these babies in the porridge, with pear and walnuts and boom – perfect morning combo have arrived. Sweet, creamy, gooey and crunchy. That’s a whole medley of positive sensations in one breakfast bowl.
As usual, I make my porridge in the microwave – such a time saver. While porridge is cooking away I prepare fruit and walnuts. Literally breakfast in minutes. Actually, it’s cooked breakfast in minutes. And a very tasty one 🙂
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- Add oats, water and 150 ml of milk to a bowl.
- Microwave for 2.5 - 3 minutes. Porridge will thicken and rise - that means it's done.
- While porridge is cooking peel and mash the banana with a fork. Wash, core and chop the pear into bite size pieces. Roughly chop walnuts and prunes.
- When the porridge is done add the remaining 50 ml of milk and stir. If porridge is still too thick add a bit more milk and stir.
- Add mashed banana and chopped pear. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and prunes.