Christmas Porridge No.3: Chocolate Orange Oats

wp-1481803920135.jpgThe final Christmas porridge of the series guys (though I may have some more oaty recipes waiting in the wings for you), and today it’s a bowl full of chocolate orange oats…

Many of us will probably remember eating Terry’s chocolate oranges at Christmas, or digging into the Satsuma from our stocking, and then some chocolate coins. With this porridge we’re taking that nostalgia, and making it a) a little more grown up, and b) a little healthier. Although I have to say, I will probably be adding some chunks of dark chocolate or some chocolate chips to this at some point.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup porridge oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup boiled water
  • 1/2 large orange (add the rest to a cous cous salad- you won’t regret it!)
  • 1tbsp cacao powder (I used Seven Hills cacao)
  • OPTIONAL: dash of cinnamon, sweetener of choice (I suggest agave, as it doesn’t have much of a flavour to interfere with the other ingredients), 1/2 tbsp. protein powder of choice (I used pea protein), if you really want to make it special – or into a dessert porridge- then some dark chocolate chunks, or chocolate chips

 

Method

  • Into a small pan place the oats, cacao, and protein powder (if using). Throw in the almond milk and the water, and bring to a simmer over a low heat. Do not boild the porridge, it will ruin the texture.
  • Once the porridge is nearly thickened to your liking, it’s time to add the orange.Β  Separate into segments, and place half to one side for decoration. Chop the remaining half into chunks, crushing slightly to release the juice, and add to the porridge. Fold through, and then remove from the heat after around 30 seconds.
  • Empty into a bowl, decorate with the remainingΒ orange, and dig in…

 

 

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