Add everything into a small saucepan. Bring to a low simmer on medium-high heat. Turn the heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats have softened and thickened. Add more milk for creamier porridge.
Serve into bowls and top with your choice of toppings (see below).
Mix-ins: ground cinnamon (¼ teaspoon), nutmeg (pinch)
Toppings: apple (½ apple cut into matchsticks), pecans (chopped, depending on age of child), maple syrup (optional)
Mix-ins: pumpkin puree (2 tablespoons), pumpkin pie spice (¼ teaspoon)
Toppings: pumpkin puree, cinnamon, maple syrup (optional)
Notes: for a young baby, you can substitute the maple syrup for a banana
Mix-ins: peanut butter (1-2 tablespoons)
Toppings: banana slices, peanut butter drizzle, honey (optional)
Notes: you can also add chopped bacon pieces for the full version of The Elvis
Mix-ins: molasses (2 teaspoons), ground ginger (⅛ teaspoon), vanilla powder (⅛ teaspoon)
Toppings: dried cranberries
Notes: We use blackstrap molasses. It’s the healthiest type of molasses with more vitamins and minerals, but it has a distinct taste and is not very sweet. Use dark or light molasses for a more familiar gingerbread taste and sweetness.
Mix-ins: yogurt (¼ cup) (regular or Greek; vanilla flavored or plain)
Toppings: sliced banana, honey (optional)
CHOCOLATE AND AVOCADO
Mix-ins: cacao powder (2 teaspoons), brown sugar or honey (optional)
Toppings: sliced avocado, dust with extra cacao powder
Note: We use cacao powder, which is a raw form of cocoa powder and retains more nutrients
Mix-ins: extra milk
Toppings: toasted coconut flakes, chopped roasted almonds, dark chocolate chips
Get this recipe for 10 Heathy Porridge Toppings at https://www.theworktop.com/breakfast-brunch-recipes/10-healthy-porridge-toppings/.