I am of scottish decent and grew up eating oat or wheat porridge every morning. Porridge is a great winter breakfast so warming and filling on those cold mornings. No wonder my ancestors liked porridge so much.
In the Dukan Diet book they give you an oat bran porridge recipe. It is an alternate way of eating oat bran from the gelette / pancake. I tried it a few times and enjoyed it, but felt it did not fill me as much as the dukan pancake did so I played round with the recipe and made my own.
This porridge is thicker feeling in the mouth and smoother and the added protein I sneak in there makes it sustain me a longer. This way I get to enjoy my oat bran porridge and not get snackish as quickly. And it almost feels like eating a dessert for breakfast.
Michelle’s Oat Bran Porridge
This adaption of Dukan oat bran porridge has more protein and tastes almost like a dessert. A good warming breakfast that sustains you for longer. Cook on the stovetop or in the microwave. These are instructions for cooking in the microwave.
2 tablespoons oat bran
2 tablespoons skim milk powder
1 egg white
1 tablespoon Sugar, substitute
150 ml skim milk
- Mix all ingredients in a breakfast bowl besides the milk.
- Slowly add in the milk while stirring with a spoon, still till lump free.
- Cook at 750 for 1:30 min and stir.
- Cook for 1 minute at 650, then stir.
- Keep cooking for 1 minute intervals at 650 until cooked.
- Use the artificial sweetener of your choice.
- Today I cooked the porridge for 2 minutes on high and then left it for 15 mins while I showered and then cooked for a further 1 minute on high and this also worked well.
- Sometimes I will cook goji berries in the porridge.
- Serve with toppings you like on porridge. For me this is:
- – vanilla or strawberry yoghurt
- – sprinkle of splenda and cinnamon
- – low fat milk
- – puree of soaked linseed(flax seed) and goji berries sweetened with mixed in cinnamon
You may not want to dust the top of your porridge with as much cinnamon as I do, I just love the taste of cinnamon.
I also like what it does for you. The diabetic society of New Zealand suggests that people with type 2 diabetes should have a teaspoon of cinnamon a day as it levels out your blood sugar levels. I am not diabetic but being overweight I am in the danger group of getting it so a little cinnamon a day can’t hurt me. Also having level blood sugar is better for weight loss I have heard. So why not when I enjoy it so much?
You can also try adding cinnamon to the porridge itself on the final session in the microwave, instead of sprinkling on top.
Feel free to leave your favourite porridge recipe or toppings in the comments, I would love to hear them.