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Persimmon Porridge

Persimmon Porridge

"I must admit this is my first porridge recipe ever. A while ago I did try a porridge I bought in a supermarket, the one you just have to add hot water, and what a surprise, I didn't like it very much (as I do prefer the homemade version of every food 😍). But then last week I saw the "Die Höhle der Löwen" a German TV show where startups can pitch for an investment. One of them was a "porridge startup", that was when I decided to give porridge a new try.

The outcome was quite good - if you pimp it up with some cinnamon and a seasonal fruit, it's quite a nice breakfast. Persimmon is doing a great job in the porridge. And as it's quite a sweet fruit, you do not need extra sugar. 

If you are looking for a warm breakfast, especially now when the temperatures start to drop very quickly, you should definitely try this recipe. 

Persimmon Porridge - Decorated with Persimmon Slices

Persimmon Porridge - Decorated with Persimmon Slices

I used spelt flakes and roasted them before I cooked them in a mixture of milk and water. I really love the smell of roasted spelt flakes, it reminds me of my childhood when we used to roast oatmeal and called it "Sandsturm" -> we ate it just like this with some sugar, crazy girls me and my 2 sisters 😍

Persimmon Porridge - 2 Person - 20 Minutes

Persimmon Porridge - 2 Person - 20 Minutes

Persimmon Porridge - 2 Person - 20 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 50g spelt flakes
  • 100ml rice milk (any vegan or non-vegan milk will do it)
  • 200ml water
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon (use 1 tsp if you really like cinnamon)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 persimmon

 

Method

  1. Roast the spelt flakes in a wide pan over high heat until lightly roasted - it takes about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the roasted spelt flakes in a small pan, add the milk and water and cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat or until the liquid is almost fully absorbed. 
  3. Meanwhile, cut half of the persimmon into very small pieces and squash them a bit with a fork. Cut the other half into thin sliced - for decoration.
  4. After almost all the liquid is absorbed by the spelt flakes, add the cinnamon, salt and the squashed persimmon, mix until well combined.
  5. Divide the porridge into two bowl and decorate them with the thinly sliced persimmon.
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