It-is-raining-outside prunes porridge

I just offered myself a treat!! Bought “Jamie’s Gret Britain” cooking book. Full of confort food recipes, exactly what I need now that the rain is back for good in Belgium (has it ever stopped raining?). And the recipe I wanted to share with you today is my first variation on Jaime’s prunes porridge.I know it might not sound very sexy…but trust me it is delicious!

Though maybe I am biased? I love oatmeal for breakfast, and I love that is is so easy. The equation is dead simple:

oatmeal + milk+ honey + topping =>1mn in microwave = delicious breakfast

But sometimes you want to give it a little extra kick, without spending an hour in the kitchen (I don’t know about you, but my sleeping time is precious) and that is exactly what this recipe is about. I adapted a little Jaime’s recipe because I had to work with what I had at hand, but all in all it is not so different. I replaced the tinned plums by dried one’s soaked in tea, and the grilled almonds by crushed caramelised ones.

I swear it did not take me much longer than regular porridge, so if you need an extra motivation to get out of bed, go for this, it will help you start the day with a warm and happy belly.


– 4 dried plums

– a teaspoon lose earl grey tea (or any other tea) & water

– a few tablespoons plain yoghurt

– a few tablespoons regular oatmeal

– 1 tbsp honey

– 2 tbsp shredded coconut

– 2 tbsp crushed caramelized almonds


1. Put the plums in a glass with the lose tea or tea bag and the honey cover with water. Don’t put too much water, you want the liquid to stay syrupy. Put in the microwave for 1-2mn. The plums will absorb the water and get nice and juicy, with a nice added taste of tea.

2. Mix the oatmeal with almonds and coconut. Spread evenly in a pan on low fire and stir the mix until oats become golden brown

3. Pour oatmeal in a bowl, add yoghurt, add soaked plums and the honey/tea juice.

4. Enjoy..and go face the rain with a smile on your face!


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