Porridge with Honey and Almonds

Your family will go nutty for this almond and honey porridge. This breakfast recipe will give you the energy you need for an action packed day.

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Ingredients

Preparation &
Cooking Time

Prep Time
Cooking Time
Total Time 11 minutes
Serves 4

Nutritional Info (per portion)

Energy 317 kcal
Protein 9g
Fat 17g
of which saturates 1g
Carbohydrate 35g
of which sugars 12g
Fibre 4g
Salt 0g
  • Porridge with Honey and Almonds

Ingredients

  • 120g porridge oats
  • 840ml water
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 4 tbsp heather honey

How to make it

  1. It is best to soak the oats beforehand as the water softens and bloats the oats, so if you have time put the oats in the pan and add half of the water and leave to sit for as long as you can
  2. When ready to cook the oats, add the remaining water and put the pan on a medium heat.
  3. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat and simmer for 6 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. Meanwhile, scatter the flaked almonds onto a baking sheet and place under a medium grill for 1 to 2 minutes until golden and set aside
  5. Meanwhile, check the porridge
  6. Once the porridge has reached its desired consistency serve into bowls, top with a generous tablespoon of honey, sprinkle with some almonds and serve immediately

Nick says "If you do fancy a hot breakfast a hearty bowl of porridge will give you a good slow release of carbohydrate to power you through the morning, not to mention being good for the heart. There's that ongoing debate on the correct way to serve it- salt or sweet? It's all down to personal preference. My wife Holly has sugar; Nadine, my PA swears by a sprinkle of salt and some ice-cold milk. Me? I need a drop of heather honey and some crunchy toasted almonds. And then add whatever takes your fancy!"