If using leftover porridge omit fresh oats and water. Use about 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal.
1 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Combine and let stand till cool.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Cream butter & sugar – beat in oats & vanilla.
Stir dry ingredients & add to first mixture with dates and walnuts.
Beat & blend well.
Bake in 9″ pan @ 350 for 35 min.
Note… all ingredients can be mixed in the pot!
This a my sons favorite! Last time we added chocolate chips for a totally different taste. In these pictures, I’ve added slivered almonds and sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on top.
One thing you will soon learn about me is, I can be quite frugal. Here is my fave porridge recipe. I’ve never liked oatmeal!! But this has a much better flavor than the quick oats, which I find bland and boring. The taste here can be altered by what you choose for the soak. So your flavor options are broad, which keeps you wanting more, which will save you money and soaking is actually much healthier for you. Since you have to prepare this the night before… you will be saving time in the morning!
BEST SOAKED PORRIDGE (nourishing traditions book)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup water
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, whey, yogurt, or buttermilk …
Soak covered on counter overnight, for up to 24 hours. In the morning add 1 cup of water and 1 tsp sea salt. Simmer covered several minutes. Stir in 1-2 tbsp flax seed and let stand a few minutes.
Enjoy with butter or coconut oil with choice of sweetener and add ins such as raisins, chopped dates, berries, coconut, nuts,cinnamon, honey, more coconut oil 🙂 etc. And in this case..peaches ☺
Add finely chopped or blended dates to your favorite recipes, porridge, milk shakes, etc, to increase nutrients and decrease sugar consumption.