Peanut Butter Rise & Shine Porridge


For those of you who are allergic to nuts, I am sorry, but this recipe is not for you. For those of you who can eat peanut butter but don’t enjoy it, I have no sympathy for you. Peanut butter makes me happy! It tastes amazing, the texture is addictive, and its versatility is worth an applause. A known companion to apples, sometimes carrots, to PB&Js, and of course thanks to TV chef Jamie Oliver, peanut butter can also be used for a Gado-Gado (apparently), which is a classic dish from my hometown of Jakarta.

I woke up madly craving peanut butter and I didn’t think eating it out of the jar for breakfast was the move, so my brain went to work and viola the peanut butter rise & shine porridge is born and ready to brighten up all your mornings. Get excited! 

What you need:

  • saucepan

  • wooden spatula

  • measuring cup

What goes in:

  • rolled oats

  • peanut butter (either smooth or crunchy depending on preference)

  • fresh milk (you can substitute this with any other kinds of milk)

  • manuka honey

  • nutmeg powder

  • almonds (optional)

  • pink salt (optional)

Toppings (optional):

  • granola

  • chia

  • flax seeds

What to do:

  1. Add about 1 ½ cups of fresh milk into the saucepan and place over a medium to high heat. Add the almonds into the saucepan and bring to a boil.

  2. Once the milk is boiling, bring the heat to a low to medium heat. Add about 2 cups of rolled oats. Note: If too much of the milk has evaporated, add as much milk as needed to keep the porridge at the right texture. Not too watery and not too dry or thick.

  3. Add two to three tablespoons (or to taste), a pinch of pink salt, a pinch of nutmeg powder and one tablespoon of manuka honey (or to taste) into the saucepan.

  4. Stir the mixture for about 10-12 minutes, until the oats are cooked.

  5. Place in a bowl or deep plate and top off with granola, chia seeds, and flax seeds.

This peanut butter deliciousness is FINALLY ready to enter your belly!