Miso Porridge

Porridge but not as you know it!

I love porridge and miso – but together? Miso porridge kept popping up on my Instagram feed and being curious I decided to give it a go.  I was not disappointed- this was a delicious breakfast and incredibly satisfying. It’s a great weekend brunch choice as it is quite substantial. It would make a brilliant post-run choice especially topped with a poached egg for extra protein.

Miso is a paste made from fermented soy beans and is a staple in Japanese cooking. It can help boost healthy gut bacteria and has a delicious savoury umami flavour.

Serves 1
1 tsp white miso paste
350ml water
60g rolled oats
1 tsp tamari or soy sauce
dash of sesame oil
1/2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
2 tsp flaked almonds, toasted
sprinkle of coriander leaves
  1. First toast your seeds and almonds by placing in a small pan over a moderate heat for approx 3 minutes, shaking occasionally until they turn golden. Remove from the pan and allow to cool in a dish.
  2. Put the water and miso paste into the pan and whisk well. Add the oats, boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Add the tamari and sesame oil.
  3. Put the porridge into the bowl and add your toppings.

About Michelle Lake

Hi, I run Mission Nutrition, and I'm a nutritional therapist/ nutritionist helping people all over St Albans & Hertfordshire feel happier & healthier. If your diet needs an overhaul, come and see me for a nutrition consultation! Tel: 01727 893 042 / 01727 869 929 or email michelle@mission-nutrition.co.uk