Porridge is a staple winter breakfast, and this recipe is totally syn free! Using your Healthy Extra B, and the sensational Sukrin Gold (my favourite ever Sweetener) you can enjoy it day in day out this winter, without worrying one little bit! Top with delicious fresh fruit, or even syn some chocolate to melt into it when you’re feeling a little bit more naughty, and let the delicious flavours warm you up from the inside out on cold winter mornings!
WHAT IS SUKRIN GOLD?
You can, I’m sure, make this recipe using regular sweetener, however I would seriously recommend picking up some Sukrin Gold when you get a chance! Sukrin make a range of all natural sweeteners, which are made through a natural fermentation process. Sukrin Gold is the brown sugar sweetener, and it tastes, looks and feels exactly the same as regular brown sugar (honestly it smells amazing!!!). Not only that, but it can be used in exactly the same quantities as regular sugar, unlike most out there where you need an entire pot to make an difference in a recipe at all! You can pick Sukrin Gold up from stores like Holland & Barrett, but I get mine on Amazon here, and you can also buy from the Sukrin website. I won’t make porridge any other way, but you can try it with regular granulated sweetener if you prefer. If you do so however, you need to adjust the quantities so just add to your tastes.
If you needed any more encouragement to try out Sukrin Gold, instead of your regular sweetener then this should make all of the difference. Just look at the difference in calories and GI! This is also why I don’t syn it under the new rules…which are tied to the calorie count of regular sweeteners! If you prefer to syn it however, you can count it as half a syn per tablespoon (which would still only make this one syn!).
Porridge is quite a special breakfast for me, because it brings back wonderful memories of being in our little house in Ireland where my mum made porridge most breakfasts. Topped with brown sugar and raisins usually, it started most days, which were then spent running around or cycling through the heather. Special memories, which make porridge an even more comforting breakfast for me!
You probably don’t have quite the same emotional attachment to porridge as I do, but it’s a breakfast we should all be eating. High in fibre, filling, warm and delicious it’s the ideal start to the day during winter!
The perfect syn free way to start your day!
- 35g Porridge Oats (HexB)
- 200mls Water
- 2tbsp Sukrin Gold (plus extra for dusting)
- Fresh Fruit (I chose blueberries & strawberries)
- On a medium heat, add the porridge oats and water to a saucepan, along with the Sukrin Gold.
- Allow to simmer until the water is absorbed and the oats are hot, stirring regularly.
- Remove from the heat, cover and let sit for 2 minutes.
- Serve with the fresh fruit and a sprinkle more Sukrin Gold
Syn free on Slimming World. If you are one of the people that syns sweeteners, Sukrin Gold is much higher quality and lower calorie than others so you really don't need to. If you still want to however, this is 1 syn for the recipe.
*I was sent some of the products in this post to review, however all views and opinions are my own and I would NEVER recommend anything that I didn’t 100% believe in!