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Start Your Day the Finnish Way: Porridges, Muesli, and Cereals

Breakfast plays an important role in Finnish food culture. It is the first meal of the day, giving you energy and a good start to the day. Finns prefer healthy and nutritious breakfasts, and porridge, muesli and muesli are particularly popular. In this article, we will explore the secrets of these breakfasts and why they are such a good choice for your health.

Porridge: the cornerstone of the Finnish breakfast

Porridge has been a traditional Finnish breakfast for centuries. It's nutritious and easy to prepare, and its health benefits are undeniable. Oat porridge is a particular favourite among Finns as it is packed with fibre, protein and vitamins. Oatmeal helps keep blood sugar levels steady and provides long-lasting energy, making it an excellent choice for breakfast.

  • Oatmeal: Porridge made from oatmeal is a favourite among Finns. It can be flavoured with berries, fruit or nuts and eaten with milk, for example.
  • Rice porridge: porridge mixed with rice and milk is most often eaten at Christmas time. The traditional topping for rice porridge is a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. It can also be served with plum soup or butter.
  • Rye porridge: made from rye flour and water, it requires a long simmering period but rewards the maker. Serve it with butter and milk or, for example, home-grown berries.

Muesli and Cereals: A wide range of breakfast options.

Muesli and cereals are a modern addition to the Finnish breakfast menu. They offer a quick and easy way to enjoy a healthy breakfast and can be customised to taste by adding different ingredients.

  • Muesli: Homemade or store-bought muesli mixes often contain oatmeal, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Muesli provides plenty of fibre and protein, as well as good fats.
  • Cereal: Healthy cereal alternatives such as wholemeal or rye-based cereals are also popular. They provide a quick and nutritious breakfast, especially when combined with fresh berries or fruit.

Health benefits

Finnish breakfast is packed with nutrients that support well-being and health. Fibre helps digestion and maintains a feeling of fullness, reducing the need to snack during the day. In addition, varied breakfast options provide essential vitamins and minerals that support overall health.

Recipe tip: Homemade Muesli

Make your own muesli by mixing together oats, nuts, sunflower seeds and dried fruit. Season the mixture with cinnamon and cardamom, add a little honey or maple syrup for sweetness. Bake the mixture in the oven at 175°C for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Finnish breakfast choices such as porridge, muesli and cereals are the basis for a healthy start to the day. They provide energy, nutrients and flavours that satisfy both the stomach and the soul. By starting your day the Finnish way, you can enjoy a breakfast that supports your well-being and prepares you for the day ahead. Find a selection of porridge, muesli and cereals from here. 

 

Geisha granola 375 g

Fazer Alku Harvest porridge 500 g