Chocolate + seasonal fruit + oats + coconut: what better combination could there be? But porridge purists - avert your eyes now!
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Yields: Serves 2 - 3
2 cups milk of choice
1 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 banana, cut into pieces
3 – 4 plums, stones removed, roughly chopped
¼ cup shredded coconut
Greek or coconut yoghurt and fresh berries, to serve
1Place milk in medium-sized saucepan with oats, cocoa/cacao powder, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and fruit.
2Mix well and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently and mashing the fruit with a potato masher as it starts to soften. Reduce heat once the mixture begins to boil and simmer gently for 5 – 10 minutes or until fruit has blended into the porridge. Add shredded coconut, stir again and remove from heat.
3Serve garnished with yoghurt and berries, or your toppings of choice.
To make this recipe gluten- and dairy-free, use your preferred substitute for oats (e.g., millet makes lovely porridge but requires more liquid and a longer cooking time), non-dairy milk and coconut yoghurt.