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Crunchy Nut Porridge 

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Description:
This is the perfect way to warm your insides on a cold and dark winter’s day. Porridge is a slow-release energy food that is known for maintaining blood-sugar level, giving you more energy for a longer period of time.

Cooking Time: 7 mins


Ingredients:
400g Rolled Oats (1 cup per person)
2 heaped tbsp of Sunflower Seeds
2 heaped tbsp of Pumpkin Seeds
½ Pint Milk (Soya or Goats)

Garnish/Seasoning – Honey or Brown Sugar - optional


Directions:
How to cook Crunchy Nut Porridge……
1. Pour the oats and milk into a saucepan, and then warm over a medium heat. Alternatively pour the milk and oats into a bowl and cook for 5 – 7 mins in the microwave.
2. Bring to the boil stirring regularly. Remove from the microwave and stir occasionally.
3. When the mixture has thickened slightly, add the sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
4. Remove from the heat and serve in individual bowls.
5. Garnish with a teaspoonful of honey or brown sugar if desired.


Servings: 1 - 2


Special Diet: Vegetarian, Low Sodium, High Protein, High Fibre, Low Calorie, High Omega Fats, Diabetic - Low Carb


Category: Breakfast

Submitted By: OK In Health



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