Well it’s cranachan minus the whiskey but if you’re an adult and it happens to be Christmas feel free to add a drop! Anyway, this is the dreamiest creamiest berryest porridge and it will set you up for a day on the hills or a long walk in inclement weather, or even a morning slaving over your desk. I always freeze summer berries when they’re in season so I can use them through the winter. Berries grown in the summer sun taste so much nicer than ones that are forced to grow in winter or have the carbon footprint of a jumbo jet going from London to Hong kong. Yes, Nuush food isn’t only nutritious and gorgeous but we always bear in mind its CO2 footprint too. When making this use as much milk as you need to get the consistency you like. I like quite ‘wet’ porridge (milk lover) but others like it more rib-sticking. For that reason I have just stated ‘whole organic milk’ in the ingredients list but start off by covering the oats with milk at least. A tablespoon of cream won’t hurt, just to finish it off, but is as optional as the whiskey!
Make the porridge by stirring the oats, milk and honey together til it goes thick and creamy. Add more milk to your taste if necessary.
Meanwhile in another pan heat the raspberries and honey til they bubble and the water mostly evaporates – it forms a sort of compote.
Now serve it in a good-looking bowl with the ground flax and cream, if using.
Oats are particularly high in manganese which is great for healthy bone formation, healthy skin and helping to control blood sugar. Oats are a wholegrain, that means the good stuff hasn’t been removed. Wholegrains are an important source of B vitamins and fibre.
Oats are a great source of the soluble fibre called beta-glucan. That’s what makes porridge kinda viscous and it stays quite viscous as it passes through you, sweeping up any excess cholesterol as it goes. A happy gut is at the heart of good health!
Raspberries are rich in phytonutrients and vitamin C, as well as beneficial fibre and tiny seeds to make your microbiome happy.
There are two seasons in Scotland. June and winter.