Porridge with oatmeal and semolina, cooked in milk, with dried fruit is our favorite recipe for breakfast. We eat it almost every day, alone or varied with additions like desiccated coconut, expanded amaranth, fruit, sesame, crushed nuts. During the disease season, I also often add turmeric with a bit of pepper and a pumpkin for increasing immunity. Cooking "daddy's porridge" (it's dad's recipe) for the next days and breakfast is our evening ritual ;-) And mornings look like this:
- Mom, what's the porridge for breakfast today? Daddy's or mummy's?
- Hurray!! <jumping on the bed> <fooling> <monkey business>
The porridge is easy to make and filling. It provides strength and energy, it also contains a lot of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other valuable ingredients that have beneficial effects on health and the body. And it is sweet, and we like such breakfasts very much :-) I would not be myself if I did not write that oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods in the world and it is definitely worth starting the day with it or mixing it with other groats. I will not mention the turbo-hyper-mega health properties of oatmeal, because it would be too long elaborate - I refer to Google all the hungry for knowledge or unconvinced to the morning porridge ;-)
Ingredients for porridge with semolina and oatmeal:
- 0,5 l milk
- 30 g semolina
(about 3 full tablespoons)
- 25 g oatmeal
(about 2,5 full tablespoons)
- 40 g raisins
(about 3 handfuls)
- 20 g dried apricot, without sulfur dioxide
(about 4 pieces)
- 20 g dried white mulberry
(about 2 handfuls)
- optional: favorite additive (for example desiccated coconut, expanded amaranth, fruit, sesame, etc.)
- Bring milk to boil. In the meantime, finely chop raisins and dried apricots and add to the milk together with mulberry, then mix.
- Add semolina to lightly boiling milk, mix, cook on a very low heat (porridge should slightly bubble) for about 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
- Add oatmeal and cook for about 3 minutes with stirring.
- Cover the pot with porridge and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Serve warm porridge with your favorite additives.
- You can add fewer dried fruits to infant ones to make the porridge more lumpy and not too sweet (little ones do not need so much sweetness).
- For older gourmands who like even more sweets, we can sweeten the porridge with dates puree, maple syrup or honey (honey only for children over 1 year old).
- White mulberry, raisins or apricots can be replaced by other dried and chopped fruits (eg dates, plums, figs).
- Choose a non-sulfur dried fruit. Naturally dried fruits have a completely different, better taste, smell, color, moreover they do not contain harmful sulfur dioxide.
- The porridge may slightly thicken after resting. If the consistency of the porridge is too thick, add milk or water.
- During the disease season, you can add strengthening, pro-healthy turmeric, enriched with a pinch of pepper (thanks to which curcumin has a much better absorbability).
Recipe in Polish language: BLW Kaszka manna z płatkami owsianymi