Healthy porridge recipes & topping ideas

Is porridge good for you? You bet it is! Discover nutritious recipes and our delicious topping ideas to turn porridge oats into a scrumptious breakfast.

Porridge is the king of healthy, filling breakfasts and with a few clever tricks and tasty ingredients, it can be exciting and flavourful too. We show you how to make porridge that is wholesome and moreish.

Cinnamon porridge with banana & berries

A bowl of cinnamon porridge with banana & berries

A sprinkle of spice adds a lot of flavour to oats, and cinnamon, in particular, adds certain health benefits to your bowl. We’ve added bananas, strawberries and a dollop of yogurt to increase the goodness in this classic brekkie. 

Try our cinnamon porridge with banana & berries recipe and read more about the health benefits of bananas, strawberries and cinnamon.

Fruity chia porridge

Two bowls filled with chia seeds porridge topped with pomegranate seeds, kiwi and mixed seeds

If you like overnight oats you’ll love this fruity, no-cook breakfast bowl. Packed with nutritious ingredients including chia seeds, blueberries, kiwi and pomegranate, it’s also made with almond milk, so it’s suitable for vegan diets.

Try our summer porridge recipe and read more about the health benefits of chia seeds and pomegranate.

Cardamom & peach quinoa porridge

Two jars filled with cardamom and peach quinoa porridge

Give your porridge a protein boost by mixing quinoa in with your oats. We’ve used almond milk for a creamy finish that’s still suitable for dairy-free and vegan diets. 

Try our cardamom & peach quinoa porridge recipe and read more about the health benefits of quinoa.

Apple & linseed porridge

Three bowls filled with apple and linseed porridge

Grated apples add a natural sweetness to porridge oats, complemented by a generous pinch of ground cinnamon. Omega-3-rich linseeds contribute good fats and the live yogurt adds both calcium and probiotic properties. The result? A comforting bowl of goodness that is full of fibre and great for digestive health

Try our apple & linseed porridge and read more about the health benefits of apples.

Porridge with blueberry compote

Two bowls of porridge topped with blueberry compote

You’re just four ingredients and 10 minutes away from this low-calorie breakfast. Frozen blueberries keep the cost down in this cheap and healthy dish, while low-fat Greek yogurt adds a dose of protein and calcium as well as a delicious creamy texture. 

Try our porridge with blueberry compote recipe and read more about the health benefits of blueberries.

Pink barley porridge with vanilla yogurt

Pearl barley adds a satisfying texture to porridge and releases energy slowly throughout the day, helping you to stay full for longer. Ripe plums add a pretty pink hue to this recipe with extra flavour coming from vanilla extract and there's a bit of crunch, too, from a garnish of sunflower seeds.

Try our pink barley porridge with vanilla yogurt recipe.

Oatmeal, spelt and barley porridge

A bowl of porridge topped with fresh sliced strawberries

Switch up your morning meal with this super simple blend of three different grains. This recipe makes 18 servings of the uncooked porridge mixture, ready to be stashed away for up to six months. We’ve topped ours with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of agave syrup, but it’s really a blank canvas on which to experiment with your favourite flavours.

Try our three-grain porridge recipe

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This article was last updated on 18 June 2019.

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