Fruit Porridge Recipes Perfect For Porridge Season
With autumn well and truly here, temperatures dropping and the wetter weather incoming, what better way to warm up your morning than with a bowl of tasty porridge for breakfast? Once you have mastered our simple, quick and easy recipe, you will be all set to create your own variety of delicious porridge bowls by adding an assortment of different frozen fruits and other tasty toppings - the options are endless!
Basic Porridge Recipe
- 80g rolled porridge oats
- 300ml semi skimmed milk, water or alternative milks such as oat milk, soya milk or almond milk.
- Put your milk and oats into a medium pan and stir with a wooden spoon over a medium heat
- Add a tiny pinch of sea salt
- Simmer for 4 to 6 minutes and stir frequently to give you a smooth creamy porridge.
Tip - if you would like your porridge to be runnier, add a dash of milk or water to your mixture until you reach your desired texture.
Our Favourite Porridge Recipes
Bramley Apple and Cinnamon Porridge
- Thaw 2 handfuls of frozen bramley apple slices in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, longer if needed. (If you don't have a microwave, you can thaw the frozen fruit in your fridge overnight beforehand).
- Stir the apple slices and a teaspoon of ground cinnamon into your porridge mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into your bowls and top with a sprinkling of brown sugar and extra cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!
- Thaw 2 handfuls of frozen raspberries and blueberries in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, longer if needed. (If you don't have a microwave, you can thaw the frozen fruit in your fridge overnight beforehand).
- Place 2 tablespoons of flaked almonds into a dry frying pan (no oil or butter needed) and toast on a medium heat. Keep moving the almonds around the pan and take off the heat once they have reached a golden brown colour. This should only take 3-4 minutes. Almonds can burn very quickly so it is important that you keep an eye on them at all times!
- Mix half of the thawed berries into the porridge mixture, then spoon into your bowls and top with the remaining berries and toasted almonds.
- Drizzle your desired amount of honey over the porridge bowls and tuck in!
Time Saving Tip - if you don't have time to toast your almonds, you can buy them already toasted in most leading supermarkets.
Plum Jam Porridge with Blackberries and Chia Seeds
Start by making your plum jam with your frozen plums. As the jam will need to set, it is best to do this in advance. Make sure you have some empty jars available and you may want to make your jam in bulk so that you have a constant supply ahead of the winter months. Plum jam is not only a delicious accompaniment to porridge, but perfect on toast as a tasty breakfast alternative! We really like this simple jam recipe by Waitrose.
Top tip - There is no need to peel the skin off the plums when making your jam - plums naturally hold a lot of the pectin in the fruit which helps the jam to gel.
- Make your porridge as per the recipe above
- Thaw 2 handfuls of frozen blackberries in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, longer if needed. (If you don't have a microwave, you can thaw the frozen fruit in your fridge overnight beforehand)
- Mix the thawed blackberries into the porridge mixture then spoon the porridge from the pan into your bowls
- Top your porridge with a dollop of plum jam (your desired amount) and a sprinkling of chia seeds then enjoy!
Other tasty toppings to add to your porridge that complement our frozen fruits:
- Whole nuts
- Grated dark chocolate
- Chia seeds
- Desiccated coconut
- Nut Butters