One of the most important things at mealtimes for you and your family is variety. Adding some diversity by combining different grains to your breakfast porridge, as well as seasonal pears, will ensure your breakfast porridge covers an even greater nutritional base.
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2 cups three-grain porridge mix (or rolled oats)
4 cups filtered water
3 pears (2 finely diced (and peeled if liked), 1 sliced)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra to sprinkle
½ tsp ground cardamom
1/3 cup ground cashews (or ground almonds or LSA)
Your preferred milk, to serve (dairy-free if preferred)
Yoghurt, to serve (optional – omit for dairy-free)
Raw honey, to serve (optional)
- Place the porridge mix in a saucepan with the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.
- Stir through the diced pear and spices and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, or until the porridge has reached the desired consistency – you can add a little more water or a splash of milk if more liquid is required.
- Stir through half of the ground cashews and divide the porridge among serving bowls. Top with remaining ground cashews and sliced pear. Serve with milk, a dollop of yoghurt and a drizzle of honey (optional).
Pears, oats and cashews are all sources of prebiotics, which means they help to feed the good bacteria in your microbiome. It’s important to include foods in your diet that these beneficial bacteria can feed on so that they can thrive and support your gut health.