Porridge recipe – A perfect start of the day!

Porridge recipe – A perfect start of the day!

A healthy porridge recipe, easy to make, with fibre & superfoods

Childhood porridge

I grew up eating my dad’s porridge; a family recipe that he got from his grandmother. He used to make it in big batches that lasted about a week. I remember it being very sweet, with spices, and chocolate. It was a child’s perfect breakfast because the combination of sugar, spices, and grated chocolate made it kind of Christmassy. Later, I changed my breakfast habits and my Dad’s sweet porridge became a once in a while treat.

Adulthood porridge, incredibly nutritious!

Years later, I realised that porridge isn’t only the sweet breakfast I ate as a child but can be a healthy breakfast option when it’s made without sugar.

Oats are incredibly nutritious, help reduce cholesterol, and have other health benefits. It’s also great for pre/post-workout.

I started eating porridge again after I moved to London. It’s very popular in the UK and caught my attention. I like it a bit thick and creamy, topped with fresh fruit and either desiccated coconut or coconut flakes. The coconut adds flavour, texture, and natural saturated fats.

Here is my recipe for a healthy, nutritious, colourful, and tasteful porridge that I love. I don’t add any sugar therefore, the sweetness will depend on the fruit and toppings you add.


Serves: 1 | Preparation time: ~10 minutes

¼ cup oats per person

2 tsp chia seed

1 pinch ground cinnamon

A few drops of vanilla extract

A tiny pinch salt

¾ cup of water

¼ cup non-dairy milk

1 tbsp coconut flakes

5 raspberries

1 tbsp blueberries


  1. Mix oats, chia seed, salt, cinnamon, and water in a small pot, and bring to a boil in low heat.
  2. Add milk when the mix starts to boil, and mix constantly until oats are cooked and have a soft texture.
  3. Serve in a hollow plate or in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle coconut flakes and fresh fruit.
  5. I like a thick and creamy texture however, others might prefer it more liquid. Up to you.

If you want to put a smile on the start of your day, or impress someone with a healthy, flavourful, and gorgeous breakfast, decorate with edible flowers.

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