Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A hearty breakfast


I am a terrible blogger. I like to eat. I like to cook bake. I like to take pictures. I like to write. Somehow, however, all of these actions can never fall into place as effortless as Joy's, Erica's, or Izy's actions do. 


I apologize. But I made us a realllly, cute breakfast. Filling and easy on the eyes. My kind of breakfast. 


I made it after a long weekend of brownie baking/testing and hotpot eating. By Sunday morning, I was ready for fresh fruit and warm oats. 


I want to share the recipe. For some reason, today, I am a girl of very few words. I wish I can wax poetry and talk about how comforting this porridge is, how warm and delicious it is, especially with a spoonful of cream and a handful of crunchy, sliced almonds. Make it soon, on a slow Sunday morning, when you need a stomach full of berries and oats. 

(Instagram makes it super vibrant. Sweeeeet.)

Berry Porridge 
Adapted from Tim Mazurek
1/2 c. raspberries
1/2 c. blueberries 
2 c. water 
1/4 t. vanilla extract
1 T. dark brown sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon

1 c. oat bran 

heavy cream 
toasted almonds 
dark brown sugar
more berries 

Add the berries, water, extract, and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat until the mixture starts to boil. Add the oat bran and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened. 

Serve with 1 T. heavy cream, toasted almonds, dark brown sugar (or maple syrup or honey), and an arrangement of berries. 


  1. I hear you, I really do, but don't compare yourself to other bloggers! All of those ladies have been at it for a while, and even if they haven't been, everyone learns things differently. The important things is that none of those ladies are you, and that's what makes you and your blog special. Never apologizes for being yourself in this space, it's what makes it yours. <3

    1. thank you so much for these words, Ellen. they were so nice to read :3

  2. Hey Nicole, it's great to find your blog through the teen baking group! Hello, it's me I've just nominated you for the Liebster award for new/up and coming bloggers out there. So I'd love it if you could read about it and follow the rules here to join the fun: http://this-is-irene.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/overnight-bircher-muesli-and-liebster.html. Can't wait to read your responses :)

    1. yay! thank you! i'm so excited :)

  3. Hi Nicole,
    I've just found your blog through Irene's post, just thought I would come say hello and say how much I love your blog :) This is such a natural post, and the porridge looks divine! Hoping we can follow each other (: xx
    Gemma @ http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/