Chocolate Porridge Recipe
Breakfast is often a struggle in the mornings. Cereal and toast is the easy option of course but I do like it mix things up a bit and try to encourage the children to eat other things at times. Porridge is really filling and good for you, and Bean and Baby S will eat porridge happily, but not Little Miss J. So I thought I would have a play around and make a breakfast porridge that seemed like a treat but was actually quite healthy.
So chocolate porridge was born! It is quite sweet but the kids love it. They have a small portion followed by half a toasted bagel and I know they are full up for the morning and ready for the day.
- 2 cups of porridge oats
- 4 cups of milk
- 4 Tbsp maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- chocolate chips for sprinkling
- Put the oats in a saucepan along with the milk and warm until the porridge is cooked and the milk is absorbed (about 5 minutes).
- Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla and cocoa powder to taste. Add some more milk if necessary until it is at the required consistency.
- Serve in individual bowls and sprinkle with chocolate chips to decorate.
The perfect weekend breakfast – and your kids will love you as they think it is a real treat! Do you have any breakfast ideas to share? I’d love to hear some as I’m always looking for new things for the children to try.
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