Savoury Porridge Oats aka ‘Svoats’ (GF)

During my lifelong love affair with porridge I have never experimented with savoury flavours, never even considered it an option.  As a child I loved my porridge topped with spoonful’s of dark sweet treacle and while I have since moved away from my sugary childhood favourite, my bowlful of oats are nearly always topped with sweet fruit in some form. This morning however something strange happened. I was feeling brave and daring and topped my oats with avocado, poached egg and a touch of spicy chilli sauce and I may just have started a whole new love affair.

Happytummyfact- Studies have shown that eating oats may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. They are a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates, iron and full of both soluble and insoluble fibre helping keep you full and also to keep things moving.

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Ingredients-

30g oats

1 ½ cups of water

1 egg

½ an avocado

Franks hot sauce (optional)

Salt & Pepper

Vinegar

Method –

  1. Soak your oats overnight in the 1 ½ cups of water.
  2. Place you oats on the heat and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 4-5 minutes. Then season with salt and pepper.
  3. While your oats are cooking bring a pan of water to a steady simmer. Add a dash of white vinegar and a pinch of salt.
  4. Crack your egg in to a cup.
  5. With a spoon create a whirlpool in your water and slowly lower the egg into the water and leave for 3 mins. This will give you a soft yolk in the centre.
  6. Once your oats are cooked, plate up and top with your avocado, egg and hot sauce.
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