Ahh! The weekend is finally here! On mornings like these when you have a little extra time, relax and enjoy being an oatmeal artist for a few moments!
You may use my design as a guide. (Making a mango rose is easier than it looks!) Or be totally creative and produce an original oatmeal-bowl masterpiece! You may find this relaxing and fun, too.
Of course the main purpose of oatmeal art in a bowl is to whet our appetites at breakfast time, or at lunch or... I know oatmeal lovers don't restrict eating oat porridge to the first meal of the day!
But even an oatmeal lover like me has to admit that porridge can sometimes be rather bland. As a result, some of us tend to add a few too many spoonfuls of sugar. You may add a drizzle of maple syrup or other sweetener, but this recipe has no added sugar! Just natural sweetness. And the edible garnishes are not just eye candy! No, no, no! They provide flavour, fibre and nourishment, too! Think vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats. Goldilocks would definitely approve of this bowl of porridge don't you think?
So there you go! Unleash the oatmeal artist in you! Create a Mango "Rose" Porridge masterpiece! Enjoy!
I'd love to hear about your creations in the comments section below! Have you been inspired to create your own version of this recipe? I'd love to see a photo. Please share via Instagram using the hashtag #foodandbeverley.
MANGO "ROSE" PORRIDGE
A pretty presentation with some pretty impressive ingredients. Perfect for a leisurely breakfast on the weekend or for an elegant start to the day on any special occasion.
AUTHOR: Beverley Noseworthy,
MEAL: Breakfast & brunch
DIETARY INFO: FODMAP friendly, gluten free, refined sugar
FOR THE PORRIDGE
STOVETOP METHOD FOR COOKING PORRIDGE
(If you prefer you may use the microwave directions on the product package.)
1. Add water and almond beverage to a small, uncovered saucepan. Heat on stovetop.
2. Gradually stir oats into the boiling water.
3. Lower heat and cook oats, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
5. Place the cover on the saucepan and remove it from the heat.
6. Let stand for a few minutes until porridge thickens.
7. Spoon porridge into a cereal or soup bowl and garnish as desired before serving.
MANGO "ROSE" AND OTHER GARNISHES
(See photos for details.)
COOKING TIP: Before you cook the porridge, make the mango rose and have the other garnishing ingredients ready to use. This will ensure that you won't have to exclaim, "This porridge is TOO COLD!"
Carbohydrate: 31 g
Fibre: 8 g
Sugars: 7 g
Fat: 9 g
Protein: 8 g
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