August 27, 2012

Oven-Baked 3-Grain Porridge with Blueberry Soup

It was a beautiful weekend here in Sydney, so sunny and warm! I got most of the things done on my to do-list, including this oven-baked porridge which I've been craving for a while. The recipe is based on my old favourite, pearl barley porridge, but this one has a lot 'grainier' texture and nuttier flavour. Sweet blueberry soup was a perfect companion and I was happy as ever to devour a bowl of this whilst enjoying the sun on our balcony.

Bring on the new week!

Oven-Baked 3-Grain Porridge
(serves 4)

70g oat groats
70g rye groats
70g brown rice
700-800ml unsweetened oat milk
a pinch of salt 
olive oil for the baking dish

1. Start by soaking the grains for at least a couple of hours. When ready to bake, drain the grains.

2. Preheat oven to 150C and brush an oven dish (21cm x 15cm) with some oil.

3. Combine all grains and add to the dish. Pour milk on top (enough to reach a couple of centimetres from the top) and season with salt. 

4. Bake for a couple of hours or until the milk has soaked in and the grains have softened. Leave to cool slightly before serving.

Blueberry Soup

250g fresh or frozen blueberries
800ml water
2 tablespoons raw vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons granulated stevia
2 tablespoons potato starch
100ml water, extra 

1. Combine blueberries, sugar, stevia and most of the water in a pan. Bring to boil, then add rest of the water and take the pan off the heat.

2. Whisk potato starch in cold water and add to the blueberry soup while whisking continuously. Leave to cool before serving.


  1. This looks amazing! Is there any other grains do you think that you could substitute? I have a whole lot of grains, but none of the ones you listed (except for the brown rice) :P

    1. Hi Aly,

      You can use pearl barley, spelt, freekeh or any hardier grain, or make it with just brown rice. It won't be as exciting with just one grain, but tasty still :-)


  2. sounds fantastic! We are at the end of our backyard blueberry season yet it's getting cooler, too as fall approaches (we are well across the water from you!) This sounds perfect to try! I am going to try it this week! Thanks for posting. :-) Glad you are feeling better again, too!

  3. ps, saw freekeh here in the states for the first time after seeing your post on it sometime ago. I was surprised and will be trying it soon as I am a grain fancier!

  4. Wow! So happy to have discovered your blog. I'm an Australian with a Norwegian father and have been alternately a pescetarian/vegetarian for 24 years, and in the past year or so I've been trying to lean more towards veganism... so your recipes will be fantastic!
    I'm wondering whether you know Tero Blinnikka who is a very close friend of mine. He's been very active in the Finnish / Scandinavian communities in Sydney and Canberra for many years.

  5. Your pictures are so sweet...
    They give us the envy to dig in the bowl, and have a wonderful breakfast... ♡

  6. wow thats ONE delicious breakfast!!!!

  7. Yum this looks great! The blueberry soup sounds divine :)

  8. Perfect for the fall! I can't wait to try it!

  9. I love baked oatmeal so I am sure I would love this as well! I must start experimenting with more grains for my breakfast cereal!

  10. Hei, löysin blogisi Stellan blogin kautta. Mahtavia reseptejä ja kauniita kuvia! Olen itsekkin nykyinen sydneyläinen, entinen helsinkiläine ja miehelläni on ruokablogi (tosin suomeksi).

    Kehujen lisäksi minulla olisi kysymy: mistä löydät ruisjauhoja tai muuta ruiskamaa? Kiinakaupoista olen löytänyt lähinnä tattaria ja muita eksoottisempia jauhoja mutta en ruista.

    1. Hei Anna ja kiitos paljon!

      Ruisjauhoja loytyy lahes kaikista terveysruokakaupoista. Jos kerrot tarkemmin missapain Sydneya asustelet, voin ohjata sinut oikeisiin kauppoihin :-) Laheta vaikka sahkopostia scandifoodie[at]gmail[dot]com


  11. This looks delicious! And perfect for the impending cold weather that I'm sure will be coming to New England quite soon :)


  12. Just bought a large punet of blueberries - I will have to try your lovely recipe this weekend :)

  13. Hi maria,
    I'm an italian pastrychef and foodblogger since 2005! I started following your delicioius blog just a few months ago and i do really fell in love with it and you recipes! I have a deep crush on berries and i want to try this recipe as soon as i'll go back home from holidays! This is the first time i write a comment to you even if i wanted to but my english is not so good!

    Thanks a lot for sharing this kind of healthy ideas!!!



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