This yummy carrot cake porridge tastes just like a slice of cake, but is filled with fibre and veggie goodness!
Nobody likes to fight before 9 o'clock in the morning, but especially not with a pint-sized dictator when you have a busy day ahead of you. Make it easy for yourself with our 'Dessert for Breakfast' series that kids will be sure to love. The recipes are packed with fibre, fruits and veggies, so you know they're getting a healthy breakfast to start their day.
If you don't know how to make porridge on the stove top, don't worry, it really is quite simple, and you can check on it as you go. It does take a bit longer so this is a good one to make on a weekend or a lazy morning, and you can also batch cook in large pots, and freeze into individual servings.
I know ‘a handful’ and ‘a mugful’ are not proper measurements, but they are what I always use for porridge because there is no chance of me getting the scales out at that time in the morning. If you have massive hands, use slightly less, if your mugs are tiny, use more milk (but seriously, why do you have tiny mugs?)
You will need
a handful of porridge oats
a mug full of milk or plant based alternative
a teaspoon of ground flaxseed (optional)
half a large carrot
vanilla paste/vanilla essence
a sprinkle of cinnamon
a handful of raisins
raw honey to taste
Heat the milk in a large saucepan until it starts to boil, then turn down the heat so that it’s simmering and add the oats while stirring all the time. Cook for 10 minutes, making sure you are watching and stirring regularly. Grate the carrot into the pot after ten minutes, then add the flaxseed, vanilla essence, and cinnamon.
Simmer for another 5 minutes, and keep checking and stirring it. Add the raisins next, and cook for another 5 minutes. This will make the raisins nice and juicy. Check for doneness, you want the oats to be creamy but still have ‘bite’.
Once it’s ready, spoon into a bowl, top with some extra carrot and raisins if you would like and add a drizzle of honey if you want it slightly sweeter.
This is the perfect one to make when you're craving something sweet!