Deliciously Ella’s Warming Bircher porridge with blueberry compote
Inspired by their favourite breakfast bowls from their app, deli and cookbooks, Deliciously Ella have created a delicious range of eight naturally plant-based cereals, ranging from Granola and Muesli to Porridge and Multigrain Flakes.
Original Granola is made to the same recipe used at the Deliciously Ella Deli, for you to enjoy at home. It’s all about the perfect crunch! This sweet and crunchy, tasty morning treat combines gluten-free oats with crushed almonds, which are then tossed with cinnamon, orange juice, maple syrup, coconut chips and seeds. Once baked, raisins are stirred through for a touch of natural sweetness, giving the most delicious breakfast that uses only the simplest natural ingredients.
Deliciously Ella Bircher Muesli is a most versatile breakfast that you can enjoy both as warming porridge in the winter or as chilled overnight oats in the summer. It’s high in fibre, a source of protein and vegan friendly. It’s made using gluten-free oats combined with chopped red apple, raisins and raspberry pieces for a little added sweetness, plus a sprinkling of chia and sunflower seeds for texture. Add a splash of plant based milk and it’ll be soft, creamy and ready to eat in seconds.
It’s so deliciously versatile, you can use it to make your own favourite breakfast bowl – check out @deliciouslyella on Instagram to see some of the inspirational ideas shared by fans. Here’s the recipe to one of our current obsessions, the most delicious Warming Bircher porridge with blueberry compote.
50g Deliciously Ella Bircher Muesli
150ml almond milk
6 tbsp maple syrup
Juice of ½ lemon
Sliced banana and peanut butter to serve (optional)
1 Place the Bircher muesli and almond milk into a pan over a medium heat. Cook until a creamy, thick and warm porridge forms, this should take around 2-3 minutes. If it becomes too thick, stir through another drizzle of almond milk.
2 Place the blueberries, maple syrup and lemon juice into a small pan over a medium-low heat and cook until the blueberries are soft, this should take about 10 minutes. Once soft, mash the blueberries using a fork.
3 Cook for 5-10 more minutes before removing from the heat. Either enjoy warm or leave to cool (it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days).
4 Spoon the Bircher muesli into a bowl, scoop the blueberry compote on top and any of your favourite toppings – why not try some sliced banana and peanut butter, too.
Find Deliciously Ella’s range of plant-based cereals in Holland & Barrett stores and online at hollandandbarrett.com