Today I’ll share one of my favorite warming breakfasts for cool autumn days. 🍁💛🍂 It’s hot & creamy Vanilla-Porridge with Chia-Berry-Compote. Well, actually you could eat porridge at any time of the day, in my opinion. At the moment, I love eating it as a quick lunch. It is warming, wonderfully creamy and keeps you full for a long time. In addition, it’s prepared super fast. It takes only 7 ingredients & 10 minutes time to have a fragrant steaming bowl of porridge waiting in front of you.
This summer I mostly ate granola or muesli with lots of fruit. But now the berry and peach season is finally over 😭 and without all the fresh fruits something is just missing in my cereal bowl. Besides, I really need something warm in my stomach in chilly autumn time.
And that is how this recipe was born. Porridge has always been one of my favorite childhood breakfasts, but at that time it was made with cows milk and sugar and there was always toast with strawberry jam on the side. Swoon 💕
Today’s recipe is vegan, of course, without sugar and instead of toast with jam there is fruity chia-berry-compote. I’ve used frozen raspberries & blueberries for the compote, but you can easily choose your favorite frozen fruits: strawberries, cherries, blackberries, plums or even mango.
Finally decorate your finished porridge with all the things you like most. Here are some topping inspirations for you: nuts, desiccated coconut, raisins, mulberries, nutbutter, seeds (preferably roasted) or a pinch of cinnamon. And don’t forget the sliced banana! ☝️🍌🙂
Now get creative and have fun making your perfect porridge. I’m curious what creations you guys will come up with. 💛 Enjoy! XO, Romy
- 2/3 cup porridge oats
- 1 cup oat milk*
- 1/2 tsp ground vanilla
- 2/3 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 2/3 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 Tbsp apple juice, or water
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
Put oats, plant milk and vanilla in a small saucepan and bring everything to a boil.
Reduce the temperature to low and let the porridge simmer for about 5 minutes with the lid closed until it is creamy.
Stir occasionally and add some oat-milk if the porridge gets too thick.
While the porridge is simmering, put all the ingredients for the compote (except chia seeds) in a second pot and simmer the fruit over a medium heat.
The berries release their juice after a few minutes and now you can add the chia seeds. Stir well and let the compote simmer on low heat until it is slightly thickened.
Put the finished porridge in a bowl, pour the compote over it and decorate your breakfast as you like with some nut butter, coconut, banana, dried fruit or seeds.