After sweet potatoes brownies, pumpkin pie and beetroot chocolate cake I thought why the poor parsnips don’t get involved in sweet dishes? I know exactly what are you thinking but trust me this super silky, smooth parsnip cream will change your mind especially if you have it with a comforting, sweetly spicy bowl of porridge. Parsnips in my opinion are completely underestimated, they are actually jammed packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, calcium and fiber, making this generally considered boring vegetable our close to home superfoods!
I would recommend to make the parsnip cream the night before you are having the porridge, or even few days in advance, as it will help to give it a thicker consistency.Store it in a air tight jar in the fridge and it will last for at least a week.
Make 2 generous bowls of porridge
1 medium size parsnip
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of maple syrup(or more if you feel it needs more sweetener)
Spicy Apple porridge:
1 medium size Apple, grated.
1 cup of old fashioned oats
2 cups of almond milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon of all spice powder
kiwis or other fresh fruits
To make the parsnip cream peal the parsnip, chop it into bite size pieces and steam it for about 15-20 minutes until soft and tender. Transfer it to a blender and add the almond milk, cinnamon and maple syrup. Blend it until smooth. Pour the cream into a jar or air tight container and let it set in the fridge overnight. This is totally optional but it helps the cream to have a thick and silky consistency.
for the porridge: pour the 2 cups of milk into a sauce pan onto medium-low heat. Once the milk starts to warm up add the 1 cup of oats, the grated Apple and all the spices. Cook the oats for at least 5-10 minutes, stirring from time to time to make sure the porridge doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Once all the liquid has been absorbed and the oats are cooked down divide the porridge into two bowls. Serve it with a generous spoonful of the parsnip cream, goji berries, chia seeds and the fruit of your choice. To take it to the next level add some almond butter and you will go to breakfast heaven!;)