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10 Heathy Porridge Toppings

Course Breakfast, Oats and Grains
Special Diet Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Author The Worktop

Ingredients

Base Porridge Recipe

  • 1/2 cup jumbo rolled oats (old fashioned oats)(use GF oats for GF option)
  • 1 cup water or milk, or a mixture of the two (use non-dairy milk for vegan option)

Porridge Toppings (see notes)

    Instructions

    • Add everything into a small saucepan. Bring to a low simmer on medium-high heat. Turn the heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats have softened and thickened. Add more milk for creamier porridge. 
    • Serve into bowls and top with your choice of toppings (see below). 

    Notes

    APPLE PIE

    Mix-ins: ground cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon), nutmeg (pinch)
    Toppings: apple (1/2 apple cut into matchsticks), pecans (chopped, depending on age of child), maple syrup (optional)

    CARROT CAKE

    Mix-ins:grated carrot (1/2 carrot), raisins (1 tablespoon), cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon), nutmeg (pinch)
    Toppings: grated carrot, raisins, brown sugar or honey (optional)

    MIDDLE EASTERN

    Mix-ins: tahini (1-2 teaspoons)
    Toppings: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, chopped medjool dates (1-2 dates)

    RASPBERRY AND VANILLA

    Mix-ins: vanilla powder (1/8 teaspoon), vanilla yogurt (2 tablespoons)
    Toppings: fresh raspberries, chopped roasted almonds, raspberry jam (optional)

    PUMPKIN PIE

    Mix-ins: pumpkin puree (2 tablespoons), pumpkin pie spice (1/4 teaspoon)
    Toppings: pumpkin puree, cinnamon, maple syrup (optional)
    Notes: for a young baby, you can substitute the maple syrup for a banana

    THE ELVIS

    Mix-ins: peanut butter (1-2 tablespoons)
    Toppings: banana slices, peanut butter drizzle, honey (optional)
    Notes: you can also add chopped bacon pieces for the full version of The Elvis

    GINGERBREAD

    Mix-ins: molasses (2 teaspoons), ground ginger (1/8 teaspoon), vanilla powder (1/8 teaspoon)
    Toppings: dried cranberries
    Notes: We use blackstrap molasses. It’s the healthiest type of molasses with more vitamins and minerals, but it has a distinct taste and is not very sweet. Use dark or light molasses for a more familiar gingerbread taste and sweetness.

    EXTRA CREAMY

    Mix-ins: yogurt (1/4 cup) (regular or Greek; vanilla flavored or plain)
    Toppings: sliced banana, honey (optional)

    CHOCOLATE AND AVOCADO

    Mix-ins: cacao powder (2 teaspoons), brown sugar or honey (optional)
    Toppings: sliced avocado, dust with extra cacao powder
    Note: We use cacao powder, which is a raw form of cocoa powder and retains more nutrients

    ALMOND JOY

    Mix-ins: extra milk
    Toppings: toasted coconut flakes, chopped roasted almonds, dark chocolate chips