Looking for a breakfast that is wholesome, delicious, yet simple to prepare for the whole family?
This oat porridge recipe cooks quickly all in 1 pot, and its delectable assorted ingredients defy the bland-tasting image of the healthy oatmeal.
The bright colours and sweetness from the raisins, wolfberries and banana slices provide appeal to children.
However this is not just a kid’s meal. Oats are believed to have the properties of lowering high blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Oat porridge is therefore highly suitable for adults as well.
Ingredients (serves 3-4 people)
Rolled oats (150g)
Corn (canned/frozen) (4 tablespoons)
Raisins (2 tablespoons)
Dried Wolfberries (1 tablespoon)
Banana (1, Large)
Peanut powder (2 tablespoons)
Milk (To taste)
Honey (To taste)
Add the Group A ingredients together in a pot and bring to a boil
Simmer till the oats reach a porridge-like texture
Slice the banana into the oats and mix
Add in the remaining Group B ingredients
Nourishment and replenishment
Raisins, oats, peanuts and milk having replenishing properties. In TCM food therapy, raisins and peanuts are known to replenish Qi (vital energy). Raisins are high in sugar and iron, and thus can provide energy. This makes them highly suitable for those with a weak body constitution, or those who are fatigued.
Students can benefit from this recipe as raisins can give them an energy boost. Peanuts are also believed to improve memory due to them being a source of zinc.
Woflberries nourish the kidneys and liver, and can promote better eyesight, improve the immune system, and may have anti-aging effects.
Regulation of the stomach
In TCM nutrition therapy, oats, corn and peanuts can regulate the stomach and may help to manage digestive disorders.
As mentioned above, oats can be heart healthy. Peanuts may also help in managing blood cholesterol levels. Bananas are potassium rich and can lower blood pressure too.