Spiced Sweet Potato Porridge



I've been really rubbish at updating my blog lately. Through the week, I have so many ideas for posts, but because I spend a lot of time writing, editing and reading blogs as part of my job with the Health Bloggers Community, I sometimes don't feel like doing this on an evening or at the weekend as well.

I am trying to better though, as I do love updating my blog and connecting with you guys.

Now, it's no secret that I am a huuuge fan of porridge. If we're connected on Instagram, you'll definitely know this! Nothing quite beats a steaming bowl of warm, sweet oats on a cold and wet morning. But sometimes it can get a little bit (dare I say it) ...boring to have porridge everyday. Because of this, I am always trying to invent new recipes with creative twists using unusual fruit and vegetables. 

You can find some of my other porridge recipes here:


Today I've got a breakfast recipe that I accidentally discovered during the week. I loved it so much that I had to really quickly write it down because I knew I just had to share it on my blog! You can either use leftover sweet potato or sweet potato puree if you don't have time to steam it fresh in the morning - it works the same. You can even heat it in the microwave for five minutes, but just remember that this changes the texture slightly, so you may need to add more water when cooking.


Ingredients

1 small sweet potato
1 small banana, chopped
½ cup oats
½ cup almond milk (or other plant based milk)
½ cup water
1 tablespoon date nectar (or other natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon baobab powder (optional)

Method

1)      Steam the sweet potato for 15 minutes – or if you're short on time, put it in the microwave for 5 minutes – before peeling the skin off.
2)     Heat the coconut oil in a pan; add the steamed sweet potato and chopped banana, and mash together with a wooden spoon or fork. You may need to add a tablespoon of water to stop it from sticking.
3)      Add all the other ingredients and stir for 3-5 minutes over a medium heat.
4) Once the oats have absorbed the liquid, transfer to a bowl and top with your favourite toppings. I added more banana, date nectar, mixed seeds and some frozen fruit to mine
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