I don’t really do premade porridge pots – generally they’re too sweet, too processed and frankly it takes no time to make from scratch and the you can add whatever flavourings you like. However, I’m quite partial to the moma bircher mueslis and as the pot a) has no added sugar b) came in a more unusual coconut and chia version, I was happy to pay the extra price to give it a go. It’s also a diary free instant porridge pot, which is quite unusual. Instead it relies on coconut milk – albeit coconut milk powder.
The premise is the same as the usual porridge pots. Add hot water, stir , leave for a bit and dig in. I followed the instructions and came out quite nicely and it certainly smelt very coconutty. Despite the lack of sugar, it still tastes sweet and pleasant despite only containing 1.7g per pot. However, the texture isn’t as good as my regular porridge with a slightly more watery taste and texture. To an extent this isn’t Moma’s fault as it’s dairy free so is never going to be as thick and creamy as porridge made with milk.
However, I also make my porridge with proper almond milk or coconut milk and it’s still richer than this. I think this must be because it’s only coconut milk powder, which you add boiling water to. Generally porridge pots texture is more watery because you’re adding water to them and I guess that’s the price you pay for convenience.
However, it’s a genuinely healthy breakfast on the go and it’s nice to see a porridge pot that isn’t pumped full of sugar and artificial ingredients. It’s also pretty high in protein with 6.6g per pot and although I still prefer making my own porridge so I can get a better portion size, this is fairly substantial. The chia seeds don;’t add a lot at 2.5% and when cooked in it don’t produve much bar the speckled appearance. Again when I make my own porridge I like to add chia at the end as a topping so I get the crunch.
Essentially homemade still triumphs but this probably the healthiest on the go porridge I’ve seen and would definitely be my go to choice if I needed a convenient option
Bought at: OcadoNutrition per pot: 247 calories, 8.4g fat, 5.1g sat fat, 1.7g sugars, 6.6g protein, 0.01g salt