Chocolate Orange Porridge
By wlr's Resident Foodie, Joanne Putney
If you've never tried chocolate in your porridge, you really must try this! Made with high-quality chocolate, it's rich and chocolate-y. The mandarins add a sweet, citrus kick. A deliciously decadent porridge, it's a delight for breakfast.
I've never really considered chocolate porridge before - as a self-confessed chocoholic, I'm surprised. It's not that I have a problem with chocolate for breakfast (sshh!) - I was more worried I would be spoiling my chocolate with porridge, ruining my porridge with chocolate...
Turns out chocolate flavoured porridge is popular with wlr members. Not one to be left out, thought I'd give it a try...
I had a little spare Hotel Chocolat hot chocolate in the cupboard. I thought that could make a nice, luxurious chocolate porridge... at the last minute, I spied some mandarin segments and thought, "ooh, chocolate orange"... needless to say, it's a winner... here's the recipe:
- Recipe makes: 1 serving
- Prep time:
- Cook time: 4 mins
- Calories: 332
- 40g porridge oats
- 180ml semi-skimmed milk
- 1 pot mandarins in fruit juice, Dole*
- 15g milky hot chocolate, Hotel Chocolat* (or good quality chocolate, grated)
- Measure the porridge oats, milk and juice from the mandarin segments into a saucepan, bring to the boil (approx 1 minute) stirring continuously.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer, add the chocolate and mix well until a deliciously brown.
- Simmer for approximately 3 minutes, stirring occasionally (or until the porridge is just slightly runnier than you like it (it thickens as it cools).
- Pour the porridge into a bowl, top with the mandarin segments, sprinkle over a little reserved chocolate and ENJOY!
*I was lucky to have some "Hotel Chocolat milky hot chocolate" lurking in the kitchen cupboard - but some grated, good-quality chocolate would work just the same!
Want to make changes? Here's some variations from wlr members:
- Make a black forest porridge with 80g frozen cherries instead.
- Swap the milk for Oatly oat drink (they even do a chocolate flavour)
- Fancy a bigger serving - try 50g oats with 300ml milk.
- Use your microwave - pop it in a microwaveable jug and heat, stirring every couple of minutes.
- Try it with Green & Black's cocoa powder or Options Instant Belgian Chocolate Drink
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