Recipe: My Every Morning Energy Porridge!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Fun fact for you: I hated porridge until a couple years ago. I never used to have it as a kid and when I did, I don't remember enjoying it. That all changed thanks to YouTube/Anna Saccone for showing me that if you add some delicious toppings, porridge can be amazing! 

These days I have porridge almost every morning (because Sunday pancakes are a must!) and I am yet to get sick of it. It's such an easy and quick breakfast that will keep you fuller for so much longer than other alternatives. When it comes to taste, it's all about being creative with your toppings and finding combinations that you love. It can even help you get more nutrients into your diet and start your day feeling great! Who says porridge has to be boring anyways? Here's my recipe that I use every morning that always gives me loads of energy before I head off to the gym: 

(Serves one)

1/3 cup Oats
2/3 cup Almond Milk (or your milk of choice)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Chia Seeds

Optional: 1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder 

Mix the oats and milk in a small saucepan over a medium heat, stirring regularly. When it begins to boil and it has thickened well, take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the cinnamon/chia seeds. 
Pour into a bowl and have fun with some toppings! 


Go nuts with whatever fruits you love the most! I love having banana and blueberries as a classic combination, or grated apple something different. 
Adding a little bit of honey for extra sweetness is also amazing. 
For some extra energy, why not find a nut & seed mix to sprinkle on top! It gives you great texture too. 

If you want to make porridge for other members of your family, just remember the 2:1 ratio of milk and oats for perfect servings!

What are your favorite porridge toppings?
Steph x.


  1. Porridge is all about the toppings! Although, I still rarely have it because I find it to be too heavy for my stomach especially in the mornings. I prefer to have it for dinner haha.

    I actually like to make my porridge with water rather than milk, it helps with the "too heavy-ness" of porridge for me. If I fancy it a little creamier I like to do half water/half milk (coconut and almond is my favourite milk!).

    Porridge is such a versatile thing and you can do so much. My favourite topping is a simple banana and sugar to keep it sweet.

    Also, your porridge is far more photogenic than mine!

    ~ K

  2. It's 6pm in the evening here in Florida and I am now craving porridge! :p This looks delicious! :) I adore your food pictures and I have to try this recipe out. I love the sound of cinnamon and chia seeds together! Yum! xx

    Lucy x |~ SweetIsAlwaysInStyle || Lifestyle Blog ~

  3. Mmmm that looks delish! I personally love adding bananas to my peaches and cream flavoured porridge, so good! ♡

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