Vegan Breakfast Recipe: Organic Porridge with Cinnamon, Chia & Berries
So why a vegan breakfast recipe you may ask? Well, over the last few days I have been taking to YouTube for some food inspo, and this where I stumbled across Madeleine Olivia’s video that featured a delicious looking oat breakfast that happened to be vegan. So, of course I wanted to try it out (as I like to eat plant-based, dairy free meals as much as possible). I have adjusted the recipe to my liking; but it was inspired by her video, so thank you Madeleine (hugs and kisses).
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- Yield: 1 serving (multiply the recipe by the number of people that need feeding)
- Time to Prepare: 10 mins (Prep: 1 min, Cooking: 9 mins)
- Difficulty: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
Ingredients (Cost £1.29 Per Serving):
- 40g Kavanagh’s (Award Winning) Organic Porridge Oats ~ £1.49 for 1Kg from Aldi (cost approx. 6p per serving)
- 250ml Organic Soya Drink ~ £1 for 1L from Asda (cost approx. 25p per serving)
I would recommend getting Organic Soya as it is better for you (GM free) and tastes so much better (= more enjoyment). The Asda Organic Unsweetened Soya Drink is the best tasting of all the Supermarket own brand Organic Soya Drinks I have tried. I make my own Organic Soya Drink (for my recipe click here) as it is more cost-effective than buying it ready-made and is also better for the environment, as significantly less packaging is being used. You can use your favourite milk alternative; such as almond, cashew, hemp, coconut or rice drink instead of soya, if you prefer.
- 3 Teaspoons (15g) Organic Chia Seeds* ~ £6.09 for 1Kg from Amazon (cost approx. 9p per serving)
- 1 Teaspoon (3g) Organic Ceylon Cinnamon* ~ £7.60 for 250g from Amazon (cost approx. 9p per serving)
It is apparently safer to eat Ceylon Cinnamon over Cassia Cinnamon (yep.. there are 2 types of cinnamon) because Ceylon does not contain coumarin, which is toxic to humans when eaten in large quantities. To read more about this, check out this post by Healthline.
- 25g Organic Blueberries ~ £2 for 125g from Asda (cost approx. 40p per serving)
- 25g Organic Raspberries ~ £2 for 125g from Asda (cost approx. 40p per serving)
Feel free to add more or less berries, depending on your preference.
- (Optional Sweetener) 1 Teaspoon Agave Nectar ~ £2.25 for 250ml from Tesco (not included in the per serving cost)
Prices correct at the time of publication.
- Weighing scales.
- Measuring jug.
- Small pan.
- Put 40g Porridge Oats into a small pan.
- Add 250ml soya (or your milk alternative) to the pan. Turn onto a low-medium heat.
- Add the 3 Teaspoons of Chia Seeds and 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon to the pan.
- Give it a good stir, and continue stirring every 30 seconds or so.
- After around 6 minutes, add the 25g Blueberries and 25g Raspberries (washed and drained) to the pan and stir. Keep an eye on your pan. Keep stirring every 30 seconds or so.
- After 3 minutes, your porridge should be ready. I check the ‘readiness’ by seeing how easily the blueberries burst with little force from the back of my spoon. If they easily burst, it is ready.
- Now is the time to add your sweetener (if you want to).
Buying Organic foods in bulk helps to make eating organic more affordable. Hopefully I have managed to show you it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to eat and drink delicious organic food everyday and not just as a one-off. This vegan breakfast recipe is truly yummy and is now one of my breakfast favourites.
Have you tried this recipe or a similar one? I would love to know how you got on or if you have any recipe suggestions for me to try. I look forward to reading your comments.