Porridge with natural yoghurt and honey. (Or oatmeal for those of you who call it that)
With little time this morning as I had to head off to work, I opted for oats. Porridge is pretty much one of my staple breakfast foods... it's easily done in the microwave, it's warm for those chilly mornings and it keeps you full. I soaked the oats in water overnight mostly just because I wanted to soften them for this morning. However, some say that they are high in phytic acid and need to be soaked to break it down or something... others say that's not true. Whatever the reason is, I just soaked them because I normally don't and wanted to see if it would make a difference in the texture.
Answer: not really. I mean it doesn't take much to cover a bowl of oats with water the night before, but honestly it's up to you whether or not you do.
Mine today were topped with natural yoghurt and honey (the cinnamon was only to make the photo prettier - usually I eat it with cinnamon too). The great thing about oats is that there is an infinite amount of toppings you can add to it - apple and cinnamon, berries, nuts, yoghurt etc. Also on the plus side, they are whole grain and are healthy for you - opt for traditional oats rather than quick oats or the flavoured ones if you're health conscious.
Apologies for all the writing and the lack of photos... I didn't have time this morning and it wasn't bright enough to take very good photos. However, I am pleased with this one...
Also, I have been feeling very frustrated because my computer wouldn't boot today and I've stuffed things up trying to fix it. There was a simple way to and I thought I would be able to do things myself. Silly me!
Apologies for the lack of replies to comments as well! I'm usually pretty quick but since my computer hasn't been working properly, replying has taken a backseat until I can fix it! Sorry guys...