One of the best days ever!
This morning when I was mooching around on facebook (while eating my porridge) I noticed that today is World Porridge day. What a perfect day to continue with Pimp my Porridge!
Some of these are ideas I have used before, but I am sure we all love a good recap anyway.
For my porridge I always make it the night before- put the oats, milk and dried/ fresh fruit in a bowl, and leave it in the fridge to soak and plump up overnight. Then in the morning I cook it in the microwave for 2 mins 20. I would then top with spices, nuts, nut butter or anything else that I do not cook.
Banana mashed with cocoa powder + oats + almond milk.
Chopped pear + blackberries + oats + almond milk + spices
Banana mashed with carob powder + oats + almond milk
Tinned peaches + oats + almond milk + cinnamon
Chopped apple + grated carrot + raisins + oats + almond milk + cinnamon
Dates + oats + coconut milk + cinnamon
Blackberries + oats + coconut milk + mixed spice
Cherries + oats + coconut milk + dessicated coconut
Tinned peaches + oats + coconut milk + dessicated coconut
Frozen raspberries + oats + coconut milk + drizzle of pb + dessicated coconut
Oooh bad pic! Cherries + cocoa + oats + coconut milk
Raisins + oats + coconut milk + cinnamon
Cherries + dried apple + oats + coconut milk + flaked almonds.
Yum! So many tasty ideas! I still stick to good old raisins and cinnamon before a morning run, before a race or when I am trying to save money! But I am loving having different breakfasts each morning.
I know I asked this last week, so what is your favourite way to pimp your porridge?
I had a rest today as I was quite stiff from the run yesterday, and I decided to not push it, and go out strong on Wednesday instead. That is the plan anyway.
PS I am well informed that the fairy hobmother may well be perusing your comments on my wishes post, so have a comment if you have not already 🙂
And PPS (is that a thing?) thanks for all the sponsorship! I am getting so close to my target! Remember the minimum is £2, and those £2’s will add up pretty quick and all for a great cause. Plus some fab prizes (and a couple more to add over the next day or so)- so look here please! 🙂
This is an example of the baking I could add to the prizes, but really it is just an excuse as I love them in the little bags so much! 🙂
Final question- which would you choose- a dark chocolate brownie, peanut butter white chocolate blondie or white chocolate fudge? For market research purposes of course 😉
25 thoughts on “National Porridge Day!”
I love the look of all your porridge! I had mashed banana porridge topped with pumpkin butter & Dark Chocolate Dreams this morning, yum! 🙂
& I think I would choose peanut butter white chocolate blondies, but they all sound great – you’re colleagues are very lucky!! 🙂
Off to comment on your other posts now, I’m so behind on commenting – I’ve been reading on my phone but this is the first time I’ve opened my laptop since Friday!
Ah thanks for that 🙂
I look forward to all your comments haha! 😉
Dark chocolate brownie, for sure 🙂
Celebrated National Porridge Day with Pumpkin Vanilla Sun Warrior porridge with banana and cinnamon. Go me (even though it was accidental and I had no idea it was NPD!)
Go you indeed! I only found out as it was on facebook- I think Rude Health put something about it! 😉
Those bagfuls look brilliant, I’d have put that picture up too – and that’s some seriously pimped porridge, love it! I heard it was national porridge day too so I’ve just had carrot cake oats with apple for dinner… it would have been rude not to have porridge today 🙂
Yum I could go for carrot porridge again this week- it was tasty when I had it before. Yes I agree rude not to!
Ohhh I would def. choose peanut butter white chocolate yum yum yum! Haha “pimp your porridge” I love it!
Yay for national porridge day! 🙂
I wish I had realised it is national porridge day before I had my bagel this morning… I’ll have to have it for dinner now 😉
ok, late in answering but for me, EVERY day is Porridge Day 🙂
I am a creature of habit…….. I love love love oats with chocolate powder, blueberries and a dollop of 2% greek yogurt stirred in.
I need to find an alternative for the chocolate powder though as I have been using Highlights low cal stuff and would like to find a more natural alternative.
if I’m pushing the boat out I top it all with broken up pecan nuts 🙂
I meant to say – been toying with the idea of mixing in a tub of Alpro Soya dessert with my podge……….
oops…. I’m not doing well today.
Finally….. dark chocolate brownie for me, every time!
Love all the comments haha!
Dark chocolate brownie all the way! I love some of those flavour combos, they sound delicious!
Great ideas there! I haven’t had porridge for some time now. I usually go for mashed bananas, coconut milk and cinnamon powder 🙂
Can I say all three???! 🙂
Yeah I think so 😉
After having porridge for many mornings on the trot I can’t believe that I missed the big day itself!
Good luck with raising sponsorship – I love the ideas of the cakes and fudge.
HAve you had a look at the justgiving facebook page? there’s a separate page called just running which was very interactive when i was trying to raise money for my marathon this year.
This morning i tried a pimp i had seen on Emma’s blog (sweet tooth runner) an alpro pudding pot (caramel flavour) certainly helped cool down the piping hot microwaved porridge & meant i didn’t burn my mouth like normal!
As for brownie, my answer would be a healthy one….. but then i know i’m probably a minority there. If you are doing practice races etc before wear a t-shirt with your just giving address, name, race & charity on it – worked for me, so random guy (whose name i never found out) gave me £20 at a 10k a few months before!
I do make healthy ones too! But really for work they want all the unhealthy stuff as it is a treat! 🙂
Good idea for the shirt- I would try that next time- and I will look on the page for sponsorship ideas too.
I see Emma doing that but I think it would be too sweet for mornings 🙂
Lately, I’ve REALLY been loving just plain oats!
mmmm, all those lovely combos!!!
My favourite is jumbo oats, soaked overnight and then cooked plain but with some frozen forest fruits stirred in a couple of mins before eating. I love the hot and cold together! Oh and also love banana with highlights stirred in too!
As for the bakes, dark chocolate is my favourite kind of chocolate so I reckon it would have to be a dark chocolate brownie…although I’m on a bit of healthy mission at the moment so would have to do double dose of exercise first!
If I could choose ‘off list’ then I’d go for a courgette muffin. Love em!
This is the best list of recipes ever! I’m always looking for ways to spice up my morning porridge. Banana mashed with cocoa powder + oats + almond milk sounds especially good. Porridge never gets sickening… love it 🙂
And my vote goes to pb white chocolate brownie, but they all sound delicious!