It's porridge weather. Yes, even in Queensland we get porridge weather for a few weeks of the year.
The girls are sleeping later (which is unheard of in these parts) and take more and more coaxing to get out the door on time.
You can, of course, buy vanilla porridge in sachets at the supermarket. While they're super convenient, the sachets work out at $13+ a kilo for what's effectively rolled oats. If you're feeding more than one this method is a cheaper way to make the same thing.
It's the perfect breakfast recipe - just three ingredients and three minutes - so it won't take much time out of your busy morning. Plus when you make it yourself you know exactly what's in it and where the flavour is coming from!
how to make vanilla porridge
Yield 1 serve
There's nothing more inviting that the smell of vanilla wafting from the kitchen....a warm bowl of this vanilla porridge helps our girls get going on cool mornings.
¾ cup rolled oats
¾ cup milk
¼ tsp vanilla bean powder
In a bowl with high sides, combine the rolled oats and vanilla bean powder. Give a quick stir.
Add the milk and microwave for 3 minutes (stopping to give it a quick stir after two).
Sweeten to taste (maple syrup or honey is nice).
A note about vanilla bean powder: it's a bit like saffron. When you consider it by weight it's pricey, but a little goes a looooong way!
how do you get the troops moving on cold mornings?