With the weather yet again turning rubbish in the UK and the “beast from the East” coming soon, all this cold weather makes me really crave spices and hot, hearty food and this porridge recipe really is hot!
This may sound like a weird combination but chilli and chocolate is one of my favourite flavour combos ever!
If you like these flavours too then check out my chocolate chillana porridge recipe.
I really wanted the heat from the chilli/cayenne pepper and rich dark chocolate flavour from the cacao to come across so I haven’t overly sweetened this recipe, keeping the overall sugar quite low so adjust the recipe to your tastes.
Oats are a great heart healthy ingredient as they contain beta glucan which can lower cholesterol, the flaxseed provides anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats and the cacao powder, particularly this brand contains a very high amount of antioxidants and has an EFSA approved heart health claim attached to it as well.
Recipe (serves 1)
-35g (1/3 cup) oats
-200ml milk of choice
-1 & 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
-1/4 to 1/3 tsp cayenne pepper (use 1/3 if you want a good hit of heat)
-1 tsp honey/maple/date syrup (add more if you want it sweeter)
-2 Tbsp goji berries
-1 tsp cacao powder
1-Add all of the ingredients to a small pot, give it a stir and heat on a high heat, once bubbling stir continuously until cooked through and your desired consistency is reached then serve it up.