I had the pleasure of participating in a seasoning challenge hosted by Urtekram brand. One of the spices I chose was raw licorice powder. I’m a huge fan of anything licorice flavored (sweet, salty, strong..anything goes!), but I know not everyone is. So I wanted to create an appealing recipe for all porridge lovers, so that the licorice flavor is soft and sweet and not too overwhelming. Licorice powder is a powerful sweetener – I urge you to try it, if you haven’t already!
I also added some cardamom to the porridge. My oh my what a warming delightful combination this is! Especially when all these warming spices are combined with a bright and tangy whipped lemon coconut cream. The porridge itself is a soft comforting mixture of quinoa and gluten-free rolled oats warmed in creamy coconut milk. I love the nutrient density of this combination! With all the creamy elements something crunchy and salty-sweet was needed – caramelized licorice nuts are the icing on the cake. The nuts are so delicious, in fact just like candy (only healthier!).
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Happy porridge moments!
- Licorice porridge
- ½ cups quinoa
- ½ cups water + ½ cups & 3 tbsp coconut milk
- ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
- ½ cups + ½ cups & 3 tbsp coconut milk
- 4-6 cardamom pods (about ¼ tsp - ½ tsp ground cardamom)
- 2,5 tsp raw licorice powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- Lemon cream
- ½ cup coconut cream (chilled overnight in the fridge)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- dash of black pepper
- Caramelized licorice nuts
- ¼ cups chopped cashews
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 3 cardamom pods
- ½ tsp raw licorice powder
- Pinch of salt
- Optional toppings: sweet licorice candy chopped into small bites.
- Preparations: chill one coconut milk can in the fridge.
- Prepare caramelized licorice nuts first: chop cashews and grind cardamom seeds.
- Heat a pan and add coconut oil, maple syrup and spices. Mix well and let the mixture melt for a while (about 1 min) before adding the chopped cashews.
- Toast the nuts for a few minutes or until they turn golden brown. Let chill.
- Prepare lemon cream next: scoop ½ cups of coconut cream from a chilled can. Whip the cream with all ingredients until soft and fluffy.
- Make the licorice porridge last: Grind cardamom seeds. You should get about ¼-1/2 tsp ground cardamom.
- Rinse quinoa well.
- Bring water + coconut milk to a boil and add the rinsed quinoa. Let simmer in low heat covered for about 10 minutes.
- Add rolled oats, water, coconut milk and ground cardamom to the quinoa, mix well and let simmer in low heat covered for 5-8 minutes until the porridge is soft and creamy. Add more liquid (water or coconut milk) if needed.
- When the porridge is cooked add raw licorice powder 1 tsp at a time. Taste and add more until porridge tastes sweet.
- Serve porridge warm with lemon cream and caramelized nuts (and optional toppings: pieces of sweet licorice candy).
- Enjoy the sweet and tangy combination!