Cherry Bakewell Porridge
I always add some protein and a portion of fruit to my oats so this pairing of nutrient packed cherries and almonds seemed like a perfect porridge topping.
Cherries are a source of fibre, vitamin C, potassium and potentially anti-inflammatory polyphenols and when they are in season (July) I’ll use fresh ones to make my cherry compote but frozen cherries are a good option for other times of year.
You can leave out the almond extract if you’d prefer a more subtle flavour.
- 50g rolled oats
- 300ml almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- ¼ tsp almond extract (optional)
- 1-2 tbsp cherry compote
- 4-5 fresh cherries
- A handful flaked almonds
Pour the oats and milk into a pan and bring to the boil, stirring continually. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring regularly until thickened into a creamy porridge. Stir in the almond extract, if using, and serve topped with the cherry compote, fresh cherries and flaked almonds.
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