Here is a high protein porridge for those of you love porridge (e.g. “oatmeal” for my friends in the States) but want to squeeze a little extra protein into your breakfast. We’ve been adding whey protein powder to our porridge for a while now, but Andrew stumbled upon this phenomenal serving strategy that really kicks it up to a new level. It’s all about the garnish – citrus zest, honey, cayenne, and lots of nuts. Proof that porridge needn’t be boring! (Or a total carb fest!)
I choose to make this with a mix of jumbo oats and unflavoured whey protein powder, but the lazier amongst you can actually buy MyProtein Total Oats and Whey which is a pre-mix of porridge oats and whey protein powder.
If you like this you should also try my high protein bircher muesli!
High Protein Porridge / Oatmeal
For the porridge:
- 100 g jumbo oats
- 25 g Pulsin protein
- Water to texture preference
- Salt to taste
- A large pinch of ground cinnamon to taste
For the garnish:
- A handful of nuts roughly chopped (I used a mix of almonds and pistachios)
- A small pinch of cayenne pepper to taste
- A drizzle of honey
- Grated zest of one lime
- Grated zest of half and orange
- A small pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- Mix the oats, salt and protein power thoroughly in a medium saucepan. Add the cold water in accordance with your textural preferences.
- Gently heat the water, being careful not to burn the protein powder, stirring constantly to avoid lumps, until the porridge reaches your preferred texture and consistency.
- Remove from the heat and taste for seasoning.
- Stir in the ground cinnamon.
- Decant into a bowl.
- Scatter the nuts onto the porridge.
- Sprinkle the cayenne pepper.
- Drizzle with the honey.
- Grate the citrus zests onto the porridge.
- Grate the nutmeg onto the porridge.
- Eat with gusto.