5 Ways To Eat Porridge and Never Get Bored Again (5 Easy Breakfast Recipes) + A Little White Update!

5 Easy Breakfast Recipes: 5 Ways To Eat Porridge And Never Get Bored

Today, we’re going to talk about the best breakfast in the world: porridge! It’s a true nutritional powerhouse, it tastes delicious, keeps you full for hours, gives you steady energy, balances blood sugar, helps clear your skin… I could go on forever.

However, if you eat the same thing every single day, it can get boring. If you continue reading, I’ll make sure it’s never going to happen. If you try all the different grains, seeds, sweeteners, fruits or berries, the possibilities are endless.

I have 5 easy and super healthy breakfast recipes for you, too (of course they’re all about porridge). I even have one salty version for those that like their breakfast salty.

Let’s have an inspired day by starting with an inspiring breakfast!

How To Make All of The Amazing Porridge Recipes

I like soaking my grains overnight, no matter which grain I’ve chosen. I simply add a cup of dry grains, 2 cups of warm water, and 2 tbsp. of yogurt to a bowl and leave it overnight. The proportion is always the same. You can also use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice if you’re dairy intolerant. Proper preparation by soaking is fundamental if you want to truly benefit from your porridge.

In the morning, you can either discard the soaking water and use fresh water (especially if you used lemon juice or vinegar), but I find that if I use yogurt, it tastes wonderful and I don’t discard it. So it’s really up to you.

For cooking, you will generally need 2-2 1/2 cups of water for every cup of dry grains. If you’re using whole oats or spelt, you’ll need 3 cups of water.

One great tip to save time and electricity or gas is to cook a big batch of porridge for 3-4 days at once and then simply warm it up when you need it. Porridge also tastes so much better on the 2nd or 3rd day. I also find that it’s a great snack throughout the day if I’m dying for something quick, healthy, and satisfying.

I prefer using whole grains (my favourites are whole oats and whole spelt) because they preserve all the nutrients. Any kind of processed grain, even cracked grains, will have lost some of their nutrients, especially the super valuable and very elusive vitamin E. If you have a grain mill and can crack them just before cooking, this tip doesn’t apply to you. However, if you buy pre-packaged rolled oats or steel-cut oats, try whole oats. They’re so amazingly chewy and rich!

I guess now we can jump to the ingredients!

I won’t mention the grains or water because you can choose them freely now that you know the proportions. The possibilities are endless! Improvise!

You can watch the video here:

Tropical Paradise Porridge

5 Ways To Eat Porridge: Tropical Paradise

Ingredients:

  • 2 small bananas
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. molasses
  • a pinch of vanilla powder
  • around 4 tbsp. of coconut cream or milk

Add all the ingredients, cook your porridge, and enjoy!

Soothe Your Senses Porridge

5 Ways To Eat Porridge: Soothe Your Senses

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • a pinch of vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 4 tbsp. coconut cream or milk
  • 1 tsp. honey

Add all the ingredients to a pot, cook your porridge and serve drizzled with some raw honey. Make sure you don’t cook the honey. According to Ayurveda, it becomes toxic when heated to cooking temperatures.

Feel Like A Child Again Porridge

5 Ways To Eat Porridge; Feel Like A Child Again

Ingredients:

  • 1 large apple
  • 1 tsp. rapadura sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg, cardamom, and clove or some apple pie spice mixture
  • 4 tbsp. coconut cream or milk
  •  3 tbsp. crushed walnuts

Remove seeds and any hard bits from the apple. You can peel it if you prefer, but you can also leave the skin on. Slice it and cook for around 15 minutes in a little pot with a tiny bit of water and rapadura sugar. The sugar is totally optional, but it does give a little more depth to the apples, and as it’s unprocessed, I feel like it’s quite a nice treat in small quantities.

In the meanwhile, cook your porridge, add the apples, all the spices, and the coconut cream. Cook for a few minutes just to let all the tastes blend. Serve sprinkled with some cinnamon and the crushed walnuts.

Unusual Miso Porridge

5 Wsys To Eat Porridge: Unusual Salty Miso Porridge

Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp. of yellow (mugi) miso or shiro miso
  • Some leftover vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, courgettes or even sliced egg omelette – whatever you have at hand and whatever your heart desires. For the video, I used sweet potatoes cooked with onions.

This recipe is great because it’s salty. Most porridges are sweet and there are some morning when you simply need something salty. Do you get that kind of mornings? I surely do.

Cook your porridge in the evening for this one and don’t pre-soak it. Once it’s cooled down a bit, add the miso, stir everything well, cover with a lid, and leave overnight. The miso is going to ferment the porridge. In the morning, heat the porridge lightly, but make sure you don’t boil it: you don’t want to kill the amazing enzymes and probiotics in miso (if you want to learn more about Japanese fermented products, check this blog post). Top with the vegetables, and enjoy your unusual porridge!

Ayurvedic Energizing Porridge

5 Ways To Eat Porridge: Ayurvedic Energizing Porridge

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. raisins
  • 4 dates
  • 4 dried figs
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • a pinch of cardamom
  • 4 tbsp. coconut milk

Start by chopping the dates and figs, then add them to a pot where you’re going to soak your grains. Add the raisins and grains, add the yogurt for soaking, and leave it overnight. In the morning, add coconut flakes, cinnamon powder, cardamom, and coconut milk. Cook until ready.

Enjoy!

I posted a little update video with a tiny white surprise in it the other day, but I didn’t manage to put it on the blog, so I’m going to do it now.

It’s incredible how limited my computer and internet time is these days. I’m sorry! With no electricity, husband with lots of work to do, limited library opening hours, and a dog with severe separation anxiety, I’m really doing the best I can!

Despite everything, all is good in my world. I hope all is good in your world, too!

Lots of love,

Vita xx

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Comments

  1. Poor kitten and poor doggy! But they’re lucky to have you as their human parents 🙂
    I really, really love cats but I live with my brother who is an allergic so I must wait to live alone to liberate my inner crazy cat lady lol

    I must confess I’m not a big porridge lover. I better eat oats in form of granola hahaha less healthy I know. I also love adding two tbs of raw oats to my breakfast compote (a little water, almonds, cinnamon, apple, pear, soaked dried prunes & raisins, a squeeze of lemon juice and a little water, cooked for 25 minutes and stored up to a week in the fridge) while I heat it. So technically I’m not cooking the oats (which is not really good for Vata) but they soften.

    I admire you a lot for being capable to live without power all these months and not becoming hysteric. Last Friday the boiler broke and we were just one day without hot water but I was freaking out (it was a cold day and I had to shower and wash my hair because I had a casting) and then, this past Thursday the power was gone all day too and I was like “The iPhone still has internet so no need for drama… wait I have no battery! Okay, I’m going to relax and drink a tea… Holy sh*t I can’t boil water. And what about lunch? Full raw meal? Awww no… Okay, okay… Let’s read and meditate. All.day.long”

    I promise to give a try at least at one of your porridge recipes, the Soothe your senses one looks incredible! xx 🙂

    • Haha! You really made me laugh like a mad woman. 🙂 Yes, at the beginning those thoughts were running through my mind, too. But after a few days life becomes so strangely normal. Yes, it’s annoying and frustrating, but it’s liveable. My hubby has lots of work again, so i’m stuck at home unable to work once again, but that’s OK. I’m looking after poor Mikey who has been partly paralysed for a week. You won’t believe what the reason for his sickness was. Pesticide poisoning. Why? Flea spot-on treatment from the vet. He nearly died. Another reason to avoid vets, doctors, and all their toxic medications like the plague. I’ll talk about it in a video for sure. The little guy is slowly improving after we washed the damn thing off. xx

      • What?? Are you kidding me? This is SO SAD!! I’m trying to avoid being too critic with doctors and medications cause it always makes my dad be very angry with me (and he just can’t accept that I got rid of 99% of my health issues taking homeopathy, but it’s the truth), but no way, they’re the worst! Poor Mikey! I’m glad he’s showing improvement. I can’t imagine your suffering these past days (nor Mikey’s pain… poor thing). I’m deeply in love with my turtles (11 years and counting!) and I always freak out when I think they might be ill. People cannot understand my bond with them (“they are just turtles!”) but those little (ok, not so little) green babies are a great part of my life, they’re lovely and they believe they’re dogs! (Well, actually they are a dog and a cat: “La tortuperra” & “La tortugata”)

        All my love and best wishes to Mikey!! xx

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