Polenta porridge. Picture / Babiche Martens

White Polenta Porridge Recipe

Lovers of porridge will enjoy this lighter version with white polenta, cooked in honey-sweetened milk and cinnamon

A twist on traditional porridge is this white polenta cooked in cinnamon and milk. It makes for a more refined and lighter breakfast, perfect with summer fruit and chopped dates. You will find white polenta at speciality shops and some supermarkets. The texture is sublime.

Serves 4

½ litre milk
1 Tbsp honey
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup white polenta

To serve
Chopped fresh dates, banana, berries, mint
Honey to drizzle

1. Heat the milk, honey and cinnamon in a medium-sized saucepan.

2. While stirring pour the polenta in a steady stream into the milk. Stir continuously for 3 or 4 minutes until cooked. Remove from the heat.

3. Serve immediately with fresh chopped dates, fruit, mint and a drizzle of honey.

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