You know those cool mornings you just crave something warm to tuck into for breakfast, well for me personally there’s nothing better than a nice big bowl of nourishing porridge to warm up my belly 🙂
This one I made when recently experimenting with the oils. The first batch I made, I added 1 drop of the following: clove, cinnamon and cardamom (because I was short the ginger oil, which I recently received and am LOVING it!!). Needless to say, the second batch had a drop of that precious spicy nectar from the gods and the goddess – ginger.
Adding ginger was the like finding the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle, it all came together to create a delicious masterpiece! You can play around with the flavours, if you don’t like certain spices but just make sure that they’re Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade like these ones.
I’m a big believer in eating raw honey because it has thousands of phyto-chemicals and numerous health benefits (plus it’s freaking delicious and super versatile!!) so I added it to this porridge. I also used the Gluten-free oats (the uncontaminated ones you can get online at gfoats.com.au). The banana and medjool dates give this dish a natural sweetness so you won’t need to add much honey but don’t be scared to either!
Adding some roasted hazelnuts was the icing on the cake and gave the porridge a really nice crunch and added another element in. So without any further ado, here is the recipe…
Banana Chai Porridge
- Gluten-free oats 2 cups
- 3 cups of water
- Raw honey
- 2 bananas (ripe)
- Hazelnuts toasted (handful)
- Almond/coconut milk
- Medjool dates (handful chopped)
- CPTG essential oils 1 drop cinnamon, clove, cardamom & ginger
- Soak your oats overnight in the water and cover
- The next morning, add the soaked oats to a saucepan and stir on medium high with a wooden spoon
- Add in the chopped dates and about 3/4 of the sliced banana, stir well
- Add 1 drop of each of the oils; clove, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. Don’t add more because this will be overpowering (1 drop of each works like magic!)
- Once the water has absorbed, add in a little almond/coconut milk (I don’t give quantities here as it really depends on how firm or runny you like your porridge?)
- Serve with more sliced banana, the hazelnuts and a good drizzle of raw honey 🙂