Nothing against my breakfast porridge with roasted blood oranges or my almond butter mango overnight oats. I still eat them and will continue to do so till kingdom come, but there are days when I just really need something that little bit different – hence this Tahini Porridge. Know what I mean?
So enter this rather awesome (I am still at it with the smug back-patting) 5-minute tahini oatmeal that is different but so quick and easy to make using pantry staples: porridge oats, honey and tahini. Tip: If you don’t have tahini then feel free to use peanut butter or your favourite nut butter instead.
Tips On How To Get A Smooth Tahini Porridge.
- If you are cooking it in the microwave take it out halfway through cooking and mix it well for the tahini to blend in, before continuing cooking.
- You could also loosen the tahini in a little bit of warm milk before adding to the oats.
- If making on a cooker then you might want to stir continuously when the milk gets warm.
So, I developed this Tahini Porridge for my sister. Because I am nice like that. She loves treating herself to a huuuuuuuuge bowl warm comforting breakfast porridge but has avoided this for a while as she struggles with digesting normal milk.
Luckily, we discovered a2 Milk – aka easier to digest milk that has only the a2 protein, not the a1 protein that has been discovered to cause bloating and all sort of digestive protein in people. This has changed her life and she now has a mission to drink milk in the gallons rather than her previous mission to avoid it at all costs. Oh peeps, she is so, so happy.
And you know that extra honey and tahini I kind of drizzled over the top of the porridge. Well you don’t quite need it as the porridge is already well flavoured with tahini, and in a very good way. But peeps, do go the whole way and add that extra helping or two, as well as some roughly chopped almonds as this then makes the flavours pop and your mouth, brain, belly and everything else will thank you. I promise.
Please do head over to the a2 milk website, where you can find lots of information about allergies and intolerances and even a contact email for their own in-house nutritionist. You can also find them on Twitter or Facebook for more information.
*a2 Milk is not suitable for anyone medically diagnosed with galactosaemia, lactose intolerance or a cows’ milk allergy. If you require any specific advice, then please do check with a nutritionist.
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- 160 g (5.5oz) gluten-free porridge oats
- 950 ml (4-cups) milk
- 1-2 tbsp tahini plus extra for serving
- 4 tbsp chopped almonds
- Put the porridge oats, milk and tahini in the saucepan over medium heat and mix well.
- Bring porridge to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 5 - 6 mins stirring regularly till the porridge is cooked and creamy.
Ladle porridge into bowls and top with the almond, honey and extra tahini.
If you don’t have tahini then feel free to use peanut butter or your favourite nut butters instead.