I mean, I may eat my words but here in the North of England, unless we get a late summer I think Autumn is rapidly on it’s way.
And that’s actually OK because I’ve just started my maternity leave, meaning for at least (fingers crossed!) two weeks I’ve got time to cook, wander/waddle around endless food markets and whip up some delicious dishes for us all.
This morning is no exception.
It’s true what they say: When you all of a sudden stop, you feel so blooming tired.
The view from my window more often than not is of wet grass and grey skies, so not only do I need something hearty and healthy to keep my energy up, I need something beautiful and delicious to put a bit of sunshine in my days.
Porridge is one of those things that everyone should have a standard recipe for so that each time you make it, you can perfect it in one.
Yes, I’m about to become a first time Mum and want to be as healthy and energetic as possible, but shouldn’t that be everyone’s goal?
Brighten up your Wednesday morning breakfast bowl with my vanilla and brown sugar porridge topped with honey and almond glazed peaches!
Half a cup of rolled porridge oats
1 cup of milk
1 flat teaspoon of brown sugar
1/4 vanilla pod seeds
1 peach, de-stoned and sliced in to quarters
1 tablespoon of honey – plus a little extra for drizzling at the end
1 teaspoon of ground almonds
A few flaked almonds to finish
Score the peaches lightly on the fleshy side and drizzle over the honey and sprinkle on the almonds.
Place under the grill on a medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until they start to turn colour.
Place the oats, milk, sugar and vanilla seeds in a pan on medium heat and stir until the porridge becomes a nice, thick consistency – or until it’s done to how you like it. Runny or cement, how do you eat yours?!
Pour the porridge in to a bowl and top with the peaches.
Drizzle a little more honey on and finish with a few flaked almonds.
Never be afraid to eat a good big bowlful of something for breakfast. If you’re not a morning eater, try a lighter version of these peaches with some yoghurt. You can’t beat the feeling of such a wholesome beginning to your day and when you’re feeling the need for a little lift, this pretty dish is all you need!
Simple and beautiful… 🙂