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10 Healthy Porridge Recipes with Toppings

Healthy porridge recipes with all types of toppings and mix-ins that make these oatmeals extra flavorful. Start your morning right with these oatmeal breakfast ideas, all of which are vegan.

porridge bowls

Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s for a very good reason!

Eating the right meal in the morning can set you up with the energy that will keep you going throughout the day. Especially, if you’re extra busy!

Porridge is a perfect meal for that! That’s because you can completely control what you add to it to make it fit your tastes and give you the nutrition you need.

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What’s great about oatmeal is that it’s a truly family-friendly breakfast. Anyone can eat it, even the toddlers!

That makes things a whole lot easier. On top of that, you can cook up your porridge in just 5-7 minutes or so. Then, cut up your toppings in another 5, and you’ve got your breakfast ready.

Now that’s a meal that’s easy, quick to make, and diverse enough for any family member to eat! I can get behind that!

So, I’m sharing 10 different porridge recipes that will hopefully give you some inspiration for your own breakfast.

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How to Make Healthy Oatmeal

 

For the base of the oatmeal, I’m using the same 4 ingredients. The process is similar for each porridge. Only the mix-ins and the toppings differ.

The porridges that are slightly different have their own full instructions.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup oatmeal milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Get a saucepan. Add all the mix-ins into it (check the list of mix-ins for each recipe below).
  2. Now, add in water and oatmeal milk. Heat it up to medium-high and give it a good stir.
  3. Afterward, add in rolled oats, stir it and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt.
  4. Cook for another 2 minutes, continuously stirring.
  5. Top up with suggested toppings!

Check out my video for all the porridges if you need some visuals!

1. Almond Butter, Banana, and Apple

apple banana porridge

Mix ins:

  • ½ banana (mashed)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Toppings:

  • ½ banana (sliced)
  • ½ apple (sliced)
  • A drizzle of maple syrup
  • A handful of almonds (chopped)

2. Banana Peanut Butter

banana peanut butter

Mix ins:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

Toppings:

  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • A drizzle of peanut butter
  • A drizzle honey

3. Creamy Strawberry & Raspberry

creamy strawberry oatmeal

Mix ins:

  • 1 tsp fresh orange juice
  • a drizzle maple syrup

Toppings

A blend of:

  • 1 banana
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • a drizzle maple syrup
  • a little bit of water

Remaining:

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp pecans
  • 10 raspberries
  1. Blend banana, strawberries, peanut butter, maple syrup, and water. Pour the blended mixture over the top of the oatmeal.
  2. Top up with the remaining ingredients.

4. Vanilla Ginger with Peaches & Coconut

vanilla ginger porridge

Mix Ins:

  • splash of vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground ginger

Toppings:

  • 1 peach (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp dates (chopped)

5. Kiwi, Mango, and Passion Fruit

kiwi, mango, passion fruit

Mix Ins:

  • ½ banana (mashed)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Toppings:

  • ½ mango (chopped)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 passion fruit (scooped out)
  • 2 tbsp granola
  • ½ banana (sliced)

6. Berry & Nut Butter

berry nut butter

Mix Ins:

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries

Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • Handful of almonds (chopped)

7. Coconut & Chocolate

coconut chocolate oatmeal

Mix Ins:

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • Handful of almonds (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

8. Apple & Cinnamon

apple cinnamon porridge

Mix Ins:

  • 1 apple (peeled, chopped)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Toppings:

  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 5 apple slices
  1. Chop peeled apple. Add them to a saucepan with butter.
  2. Heat up until apples are tender. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for another 1 minute.
  3. Now add in the ingredients you’d usually use to make your porridge. That’s water, milk, and oats.
  4. Once the oatmeal is finished cooking, remove it from heat and stir in maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
  5. To serve, add a pinch of cinnamon on top and 5 apple slices.

9. Spiced Orange

spiced orange

Mix Ins:

  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 orange zest (grated)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger

Toppings:

  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • A handful of raisins
  • A handful of sunflower seeds

10. Cashew Butter & Banana Porridge

cashew butter oats

Mix Ins:

  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 banana (mashed)

Toppings:

  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • handful of blueberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cashew butter
  • 10 walnuts (chopped)
  • 3 squares dark chocolate (grated)

What Can You Put on Top of Porridge?

I’ve given you just around 10 examples of combinations of toppings you can use for your porridges. However, the options are unlimited!

The most common ingredients you can put on porridge are:

Fruits – bananas, kiwis, oranges, peaches, pineapples, mangos, passion fruits, grapefruits, pears, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, etc.

Nuts – almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts, hazelnuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts, etc.

Butters – almond, cashew, peanut, hazelnut, macadamia, pistachio, pecan, etc.

Seeds – Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, etc.

Sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, etc.

Other – chocolate chips, shredded coconut, coconut flakes, granola, etc.

healhy porridge

Other Breakfast Ideas You Might Like

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10 Healthy Porridge Recipes with Toppings

Yield: 1 porridge bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Simple to make and quick, these healthy porridge recipes come with all sorts of toppings to satisfy any cravings. These oatmeal bowls are high in protein, mostly vegan-friendly, and super delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup oatmeal milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • a pinch of salt

Mix ins

  • Check above

Toppings

  • Check above

Instructions

    1. Add all the mix-ins into the saucepan.
    2. Add in water and oatmeal milk, then heat it up to medium-high.
    3. Afterward, add in rolled oats, stir it and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt.
    4. Cook for another 2 minutes, continuously stirring.
    5. Finally, top up with the toppings from above.

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Conclusion

Let me know what’s your favorite meal to have for breakfast! Which one of these healthy oatmeals are you going to try?

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