As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, there's nothing quite like a warming bowl of porridge to start your day.
As the snow has been falling in Edinburgh we've been trying out some new tasty porridge recipes at Stoats HQ and wanted to share them with you - they are super simple to make and are perfect for when you have family and friends over for a morning catch up.
You can make your base porridge in the microwave or on the hob using 1 part oats to two parts liquid (whether this be water, milk or milk alternative).
Gingerbread Porridge: This delicious and aromatic porridge is perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. To your base porridge stir in a generous amount of ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, along with some molasses and brown sugar for sweetness. Serve your gingerbread porridge with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed gingerbread cookies for a festive and flavourful morning treat.
Cranberry Orange Porridge: If you're looking for a hearty porridge that's bursting with holiday cheer, this cranberry orange porridge is sure to hit the spot. Simply add some dried cranberries and a generous helping of orange zest to your base porridge. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped pecans and a drizzle of honey for a sweet and satisfying breakfast.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Porridge: If you're a fan of minty hot drinks, you're going to love this tasty and indulgent porridge. Take your base porridge and stir in some hot chocolate powder and a splash of peppermint extract. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes for a decadent and fun filled start to your day.
No matter which recipe you choose, these tasty and joyful porridge dishes are sure to have you feeling good and provide you with the energy you need to enjoy your festive celebrations.