This mornings dog walk was freezing and I got home needing coffee and hot food. So why not combine the two? Hence my new favourite porridge – vanilla latte style. I tried to keep as close as possible to the style of latte I would usually order – which is a skinny latte. Personally I prefer cows milk in coffee, but whatever milk you normally have should work just as well.
I did prefer the porridge with some sugar (which I don’t normally have in coffee) – I think it needs something to give it a sweet hint and I do believe that the best match is brown sugar – can’t beat a bit of demerara.
Vanilla Latte Porridge
- 50g oats
- 250 ml milk
- 50ml espresso ( I used an espresso shot from my coffee maker which is a perfect 50ml, but you could use 50ml of strong black instant coffee.)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Brown sugar – depending on taste. I used 2 teaspoons in the porridge and then an extra sprinkle on top.
- Some crushed almonds to top. (I used 4)
Put the oats and milk in a pan and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and add the vanilla essence and the espresso. Simmer for 5 minutes or so until the porridge reaches your preferred consistency. Add sugar and mix in whilst still on the heat.
Serve with some sugar sprinkled on top and some crushed almonds.