Monday, 21 January 2013

Farmhouse Breakfast Week Day #2

Bitterly bitterly cold here today. It's trying so hard to snow but we're still more or less flake-free. So, a winter warmer of a breakfast was needed before the walk down to school.

Back in November, I was making porridge for St Andrew's Day and Bike Lights in the Fruit Bowl's Super Magic Porridge was the inspiration for this morning's breakfast: porridge made with almond milk, ground almonds and dates, with a little sprinkle of cinnamon. I'm not normally one for fiddling too much with porridge, but this was delicious - and just the ticket for a freezing cold morning. Especially one where I also have the dreaded tax return to get crossed off my to-do list for the day. Argh.

You don't need a recipe for this one, really, do you? It's porridge, made with almond milk (I got the unsweetened kind from Whole Foods Market). I added a couple of spoons of ground almonds and a handful of chopped dates as I was cooking it, and that's it really. No added sugar necessary, dairy free, if such things are important to you, quick, warm and delicious.

Now, all I have to do is go all the way back to school with the lunch money I forgot to hand in, make a cup of tea and HMRC, I'm all yours.

Happy Monday everyone.


  1. The dates idea is yummy! Now you've got me thinking. Coconut milk would be nice.

    What is HMRC? (Been away a long time)

    1. Yes, the dates were great - means you don't need any sugar. And yes, I think any of those nut milks would be good. It didn't really taste very almondy, even with the ground almonds as well. I seem to remember that almonds are good for keeping you feeling full. Or something.

      HMRC = Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - aka the Tax Office.

  2. This sounds delicious, I think I will have to give it a go. No idea where I am going to find almond milk round here so I may have to get Mr Fox to make a special trip to Whole Foods when he's in town for work. Lucky him!

    1. You might get it in Holland & Barratt if you have one of them nearby? Or maybe Waitrose? Good luck with the search anyway! Mr Fox may not return if you let him loose in WFM - it's like foodie heaven.