If there is a season perfect for porridges, it must be autumn. I cannot imagine a better reason to cook up a warm, fragrant and sweet porridge than a cold, rainy morning and enjoying this comfort food with a cup of steaming tea while the wind is chasing colourful fallen leaves across the street.
Porridge has been an old favourite meal of mine and I always prepare it when I need to hurry in the morning. I remember the days when I had no idea that it could be prepared without milk, haha. Porridges are so versatile – you can put many things in them and they will still taste nice. People usually add raisins, dried or fresh fruit, cinnamon, chia seeds and many other things. But have you ever tried to add turmeric to your porridge?
Watch how I prepared turmeric porridge in this video (I love the music in the background!)
Most people know turmeric as a spice connected to Indian cuisine (and, god, does it make a good job there!). Its characteristic bright yellow colour cannot go unnoticed in any meal. This spice is popular for its health benefits: it helps to fight inflammation in the human body, lessen arthritic pain and lower blood sugar – just to name a few.
Although turmeric is very fragrant and slightly spicy, do not be afraid to put it in your porridge. If you combine it with sweet fruits you won´t even notice its presence in your breakfast meal (except for the yellow colour) so be brave and get yourself a nice dash or two!
1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
2 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon turmeric
a dash of cinnamon
- Put the oats and water in a saucepan and bring to boil.
2. Lower the heat, add the apple, raisins and turmeric in and stir well.
3. Cook for about 5-10 minutes until oats collapse and the porridge is more solid than liquid.
4. Transfer to a bowl and put a banana cut in slices, berries, and the rest of the apple on top and sprinkle with cinnamon.
5. Enjoy your autumn breakfast.
Best enjoyed with a cup of hot tea and a good company. I hope you will like this porridge just as much as I do!
And if you shared your favourite turmeric recipe with me, that would make my day