Porridge is the perfect breakfast for colder days. On dark and cold days we are often hungrier and need extra energy to start into the day. And also our immune system needs enough minerals and vitamins to supply our body with the most important nutrients and strengthen it from the inside. This Lower-Carb Plum Cinnamon Porridge is perfect to provide us with all these necessary nutrients and a lot of energy to start our day right.

I like to mix my porridges with quick oats and low-fat curd cheese if I want a high-protein breakfast, or with chia seeds to decrease the amount of carbs and supply my body with the right nutrients. I have chosen Chia seeds for this plum porridge. However, it is up to you to decide how you want to adjust the ratio for yourself.

So the base of this porridge consists of quick oats and chia seeds. It is therefore rich in unsaturated fatty acids, such as valuable omega-3 fatty acids, and contains large amounts of high-quality proteins that will keep you full for a long time and prevent craving attacks. Chia seeds also contain a lot of fibre and are therefore considered to be good for your digestion.

If you don’t like the consistency of Chia seeds, you can of course prepare your porridge with 50g quick oats only or adjust the ratio slightly. For a more protein-rich version you can use 100g low-fat curd instead of the chia seeds. This gives your porridge more protein and a larger volume with almost the same amount of calories (or even a bit less).

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Preparation

Timer_black and white_15 minutes

Level

Cooking Level_Level 1_Easy

Nutrition facts per serving:

Calories: 385kcal

Carbohydrates: 47g
Protein: 12g
Fat: 13g

Good to know!

Plums contain provitamin A, vitamin C, E and B vitamins. They are rich in minerals and trace elements such as zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron. Thanks to their many healthy ingredients, they form a healthy overall package. Plums consist mainly of water and have a digestive effect due to water-soluble plant substances. Due to their high content of fructose, they are a quick energy supplier.

Porridge Characteristics:

  • Fuels your body with a lot of nutrients, minerals and vitamins
  • Provides complex carbohydrates, a lot of protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids 
  • Excellent source of essential amino acids
  • Good for your digestion
  • Provides you with energy, saturates for a long time and prevents craving attacks
  • Higher-protein porridge due to a mixed porridge base
  • Perfect breakfast or snack
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Ingredients

Porridge Base:

40g (½ cup) rolled oats or quick oats (The porridge will be creamier with quick oats and will have more texture with rolled oats. But you can also mix them.) 

2 tbsp chia seeds

120ml (½ cup) unsweetened oat milk, milk of choice or water

160g (1 1/4 cups) plum pieces

1 tsp cinnamon

1 pinch salt

1 tsp rice syrup or maple syrup (optional)

Toppings:

2 tbsp plum pieces

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp hemp seeds

 

Instructions

1

Put the Chia seeds in a bowl, add the double amount of water and let the seeds swell for about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can let them swell overnight.

2

Cut the plums in pieces and set them aside. 

3

Give the oats, the salt and the oat milk in a pot and let it simmer at medium heat until the consistency is thick. Add some liquid if it gets too thick and stir constantly so that the porridge doesn´t burn. 

Note: The salt gives your oat flakes a more intense flavour. So don´t leave it out. 🙂

4

Take a second pot and put the plum pieces into it. Add about 30 ml of water and the cinnamon and let the mixture simmer at medium heat until it becomes the consistency of a puree – a thick liquid. Also here, stir constantly so that the puree doesn´t burn. 

5

Then add the plum puree and the soaked chia seeds to your porridge and stir everything until you have a soft and creamy texture. Add a little bit of water or milk if the consistency is too thick. If the oatmeal is not sweet enough, add some rice syrup or other sweetener.

Note: You can also use honey if you have nothing else at home. However, please note that honey loses quality when heated over 40 degrees as it is very sensitive to heat. When heated, some ingredients, such as some enzymes, get lost. So add the honey only after heating.

6

Fill the porridge in a bowl and decorate it with plum pieces, hemp seeds and cinnamon.

Enjoy your lower-carb Plum Cinnamon Porridge!

 

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Lower-Carb Plum Cinnamon Porridge

Porridge is the perfect breakfast for colder days. On dark and cold days we are often hungrier and need extra energy to start into the day. This Lower-Carb Plum Cinnamon Porridge is perfect to provide us with all the necessary nutrients and a lot of energy to start our day right.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine British, German
Servings 1 person
Calories 385 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 cooking pots

Ingredients
  

Porridge Base

  • 40 g (½ cup) rolled oats or quick oats  (The porridge will be creamier with quick oats and will have more texture with rolled oats. But you can also mix them.) 
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 120 ml (½ cup) unsweetened oat milk, milk of choice or water
  • 160 g (1¼ cups) plum pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp rice syrup or maple syrup (optional)

Toppings

  • 2 tbsp plum pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp hemp seeds

Instructions
 

  • Put the Chia seeds in a bowl, add the double amount of water and let the seeds swell for about 15 minutes. Alternatively you can let them swell overnight.
  • Cut the plums in pieces and set them aside. 
  • Give the oats, the salt and the oat milk in a pot and let it simmer at medium heat until the consistency is thick. Add some liquid if it gets too thick and stir constantly so that the porridge doesn´t burn. 
    Note: The salt gives your oat flakes a more intense flavour. So don´t leave it out. 🙂
  • Take a second pot and put the plum pieces into it. Add about 30 ml of water and the cinnamon and let the mixture simmer at medium heat until it becomes the consistency of a puree – a thick liquid. Also here, stir constantly so that the puree doesn´t burn. 
  • Then add the plum puree and the soaked chia seeds to your porridge and stir everything until you have a soft and creamy texture. Add a little bit of water or milk if the consistency is too thick. If the oatmeal is not sweet enough, add some rice syrup or other sweetener.
    Note: You can also use honey if you have nothing else at home. However, please note that honey loses quality when heated over 40 degrees as it is very sensitive to heat. When heated, some ingredients, such as some enzymes, get lost. So add the honey only after heating.
  • Fill the porridge in a bowl and decorate it with plum pieces, hemp seeds and cinnamon.
    Enjoy your lower-carb Plum Cinnamon Porridge!
Keyword Breakfast Bowl, Healthy Snack, Sweet Lunch
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For more oatmeal recipes, you can also take a look at my Pinterest board: Porridge – Porridge – Porridge.

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