March 7, 2012

Gluten Free Breakfast: (Tasty) Gluten Free Porridge

I’m sure that you’ve seen the scattering of certified ‘Gluten Free’ porridges for sale in the health food shops and larger grocery stores but perhaps, like me, you were looking for something that was also Oat Free... Well, I have finally settled on a recipe that gives me a tasty warm breakfast cereal which mimics my beloved oat porridge without the Oats, Gluten, Wheat, Milk or Sugar!

Recently I’ve been eating Barkat’s Gluten Free Organic Porridge Flakes which are made from millet flakes and rice flakes. It took a little getting used to due to the slightly more gelatinous texture and the different taste but after a little bit of testing and maneuvering I’ve managed to get a bit attached. Not so attached that if in the morning someone told me I could have oats again that I wouldn’t drop it like a hot potato but definitely to the point of enjoying my breakfast again despite having no milk or sweeteners to hide failings.

What I’ve been doing is this:

1 part Barkat Gluten Free Organic Porridge Flakes
2.5 parts Rice Milk
1tbsp (or to taste) cinnamon (for 1 person)
1tbsp pea protein (for 1 person)
4 heaped tsp ground flax seeds (for 1 person)
4 heaped tsp ground pumpkin seeds (for 1 person)

Heat the rice milk to boiling point. Stir in the Porridge Flakes and Cinnamon. Stir continuously for 3 - 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the remaining ingredients (I find it best to have the dry ingredients already mixed together in the bowl and then add the cooked porridge on top and throughly mix).

- Gluten Free
- Wheat Free
- Milk Free
- Soya Free
- Egg Free
- Yeast Free
- Free from Added Sugar
- Corn Free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan

This little breakfast blend totally lasts you until lunchtime due to the pea protein and pumpkin seeds as well as managing to taste quite nice without the need for added sugar because of the natural sweetness of the rice milk. I think that when you are Gluten Free, Wheat Free and Milk Free (not to mention Sugar Free) it’s extra important to inject the added bang of the flax, pea protein and pumpkin seeds to help the longevity of the breakfast as well as the texture and consistency, thereby reducing the gel-like qualities.

What do you eat for breakfast? Or how do you cook your porridge to make it yum-town good?

Barkat Gluten Free Organic Porridge Flakes
Ingredients: Organic rice flakes, organic millet flakes, guar gum.
Nutritional Information per 100g:
Energy 372.18kcal/1557.29kJ
Protein 10.11g
Carbohydrates 76.99g
of which sugars 1.7g
Fat 3.14g
of which saturates 0.27g
Fibre 3.3g
Sodium 8.7mg


Chloe Martin said...

Awesome! sounds yummy and healthy too, I'll definitely give it a try...

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Aurea@Survival Guide said...

Hey Chloe, I hope you do try it - and if you come up with any better alternations or additions do please share! ...also, I meant to say to everyone, that if you didn't want to use, or couldn't find Barkat's Gluten Free porridge you could easily make your own by blending millet flakes and rice flakes with a bit of guar gum yourself - all available in most health food stores.