A bowl of hot porridge made with a cup of home-brewed coffee (that’s coffee to put in the porridge, rather than drink), toasted walnuts and a drizzle of syrup is tasty fuel to kickstart those midwinter mornings when getting out from under your duvet is almost unbearable. Toast walnuts in advance to build in extra snooze time.
This recipe for winter morning fuel comes from the co-owner of London-based Danish restaurant Snaps+Rye
MAKES 2–3 BOWLS
2 tbsp chopped toasted walnuts
125g jumbo oats*
250ml full-fat milk
250ml home-brewed coffee
Drizzle of maple syrup
1 Preheat oven to 180C/Fan 160C/350F. Place the walnuts on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 15 mins, turning after 5 mins.
2 Meanwhile, put the oats, milk and brewed coffee in a pan and cook over a medium heat for 5–10 mins.
3 Remove the walnuts from the oven and leave to cool.
4 Spoon the porridge into the bowls, top with the toasted walnuts and drizzle over a little maple syrup.
Recipe from Spoon by Annie Morris and Jonny Shimmin (Hardie Grant). Photography: Hugh Johnson
* Jumbo oats lend themselves perfectly to full-fat milk, you get a creaminess that you cannot be achieved from other milks.