Summer’s are here and there is a mix feeling when it comes to food. The hot and humid weather kills your appetite for all heavy ghee loaded aloo paratha or the famous south Indian Idli or dosa, letting you ascent more towards food that cools you.
I restore to foods that are easy, that doesn’t let me stand in the kitchen for long hours sweating the heat. Summer foods are fun, as they are filled with more fruits, more salads, smoothie bowls, flavoured water, cold coffee and iced tea.
My regular breakfast table in summers includes multi grain porridge or these overnight oats which get done in no time and keep you light and fit in summers. On one such summer when i got bored of these, out came this delicious oats porridge filled with custard. Well this is basically a no recipe here, you have your regular porridge and custard, keep them ready, layer each other set it in the refrigerator and indulge in pure healthy and delicious breakfast. Gluten free, no refined sugar, naturally sweetened breakfast to carry to your work or have it in your garden as the kids stroll in the summer mornings.
Time: 10 – 15 minutes
1/4 cup oats
1 cup milk(adjust based on the consistency, gets thick as it sets)
2-3 tbspn raisins
2-3 tbspn crushed almonds
2 tbspn custard powder
3 tbspn sugar
1/2 litre milk
Seasonal fruits(banana, grapes, orange, apple)
- In a large pan boil the milk and add the oats and stir it continuously till the oats are cooked.
- As the oats start cooking add in the raisins and almonds and let it cook.
- Once the porridge is cooked, keep it aside.
- Cut the fruits and keep it aside.
- In a big bowl, add milk and let it boil, as it boils add the sugar.
- Take 2 tbspn of custard, mix it with 3 tbspn of milk in a small bowl.
- As the milk boils, add in the mixed custard paste and keep stirring for 5 minutes.
- Do not stop stirring as the milk will get burnt if left without stirring.
- Once the custard has a thick paste, stop stirring and let it cool to room temperature.
- Mix in the fruits into custard and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Take few glass jars and start layering the custard and porridge mixture.
- Place a layer of oats porridge and top it with custard and repeat for two layers and top it with some fresh fruits.
- You can have it immediately or set in refrigerator and have it as a breakfast or as a dessert.