6 Porridge Recipes For Every Mood: Take Our Quiz October 10, 2018

by Rebecca Down Eat

“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks, Goldilocks and The Three Bears

To celebrate World Porridge Day, we’ve created 6 porridge recipes that you’re guaranteed to jump out of bed for. Trust us, they’re t-oat-ally delicious.

Whether you’re a nut butter devotee, prefer something savoury first thing in the morning, or simply looking for a recipe that’ll turn you into a “morning person”, we’ve got a recipe to suit every taste. If you’re looking for a way to brighten up darker, colder mornings, a big healthy bowl of warming porridge is your answer.

Can’t decide what you’re in the mood for? Take our quiz to find out…


Classic Porridge (Base Recipe)

Category: Breakfast


Serves 1
50g porridge oats
350ml milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or water
Pinch of salt


  1. Put the oats in a saucepan, pour in the milk or water and a pinch of salt.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. If using a microwave, mix the oats, milk or water and a pinch of salt in a microwave-proof bowl, then microwave on High for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Leave to stand for 2 minutes before eating.
  4. To serve. Pour into bowls and top with your chosen topping.

6 Porridge Recipes For Every Mood

1. The Spiced Classic: 3 Spice Banana Porridge Recipe


1 Banana, sliced

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Ground Ginger


  1. Make your porridge base using the recipe above, mixing oats, chosen milk and spices together in the first stage.
  2. When your porridge is ready, slice your banana on top.

2. The Fruity Classic: Berry & Coconut Porridge


1 tbsp BlueBerry Compote

Coconut Flakes, a handful

Raspberries, a handful

2tbsp Yoghurt


  1. Make your porridge base using the recipe above.
  2. Serve with yoghurt, blueberry compote, fresh raspberries and a sprinkle of coconut flakes.

3. The Savoury: Mushroom & Spinach Porridge


70g Sauteed Chestnut Mushrooms

Spinach, a handful

1 tbsp Chives, chopped

Peanuts for garnish


  1. Make your porridge base using the recipe above. When making savoury porridge, we recommend using vegetable stock instead of milk (the same quantity applies). Add the oats and veg stock, a pinch of salt and pepper to a medium saucepan on a low heat, cook (like you would normal porridge), stirring occasionally to the desired consistency. We suggest a ‘not so loose’ consistency for a savoury porridge so there is a good texture to the dish.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan with a drizzle of oil (or knob of butter) on medium heat, once hot add the halved mushrooms and fry until they have good colour, and have released their moisture, about 5 mins.
  3. Before serving, stir through the spinach so it wilts, and top with sauteed mushrooms, chives and peanuts.

4. The Wake Up Porridge: Mocha Berry Porridge Recipe


Chocolate Chips to sprinkle

1 tbsp Ground Coffee

1 tbsp Cocoa Powder

Raspberries, a handful


  1. Make your porridge base using the recipe above. Put the oats, milk, cocoa powder and coffee into a pan and heat gently until thick and creamy.
  2. Add in the chocolate chips and top with raspberries.

5.The Treat Day Porridge: Caramel & Apple Porridge Recipe


½ Apple, cut into chunks

1 tbsp Caramel Sauce

½ tsp Ground Cinnamon

Coconut Flakes, a handful


  1. Make your porridge base using the recipe above, stirring through ground cinnamon in the first step.
  2. Top with chopped apple, coconut flakes and caramel sauce.

6. The Nutty Porridge: Nut and Seed Porridge Recipe


Chopped Hazelnuts, a handful

Chopped Unsalted Almonds, a handful

1 tbsp Almond Butter

2 tsp Chia Seeds


  1. Make your porridge base using the recipe above.
  2. Top with chopped nuts, chia seeds and almond butter.
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