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Five protein-packed porridge toppers for healthy breakfast starts

Oats with banana cacao hazelnuts and coconut

Is there anything more delicious, satisfying and heart-warming than a steaming bowl of creamy porridge on a cold morning? With winter starting to creep in, I’ve been indulging in some good old oats and experimenting with my porridge toppings to keep breakfast interesting and help me feel fuller for longer.

The top two porridge toppers that come to mind are honey and brown sugar, but there are so many other things to try that deliver better nutritional value! Five porridge toppings that I’ve been loving lately are listed below. Not only are they healthy, low-sugar, high-protein options, but they are utterly delicious (if I do say so myself)!

Porridge with chia seeds and berries

Porridge with chia seeds and berries

Porridge with Chia Seeds and Berries

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

Method:

Add chia seeds to oats and cook as normal.

Top with berries. (Try adding one to two chocolate coconut cubes… Chocolate for breakfast? Yes!)

Oats with figs, cinnamon and LSA mix

Porridge with figs, cinnamon and LSA mix

Porridge with figs, cinnamon and LSA mix

Ingredients:

1 fig, quartered (this fruit has a limited growing season so take advantage of it when you can!)

Small handful of pecans, crushed

3 teaspoons of LSA mix (ground linseed, sunflower seed and almonds)

Method:

Cook porridge as normal. Top porridge with LSA, fig and pecans.

Oats with cinnamon, pear and pecans

Porridge with cinnamon, pear and pecans

Porridge with cinnamon, pear and pecans

Ingredients:

1/2 pear, grated

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Small handful of pecans (walnuts are also a good alternative)

Method:

Cook porridge as normal.

Stir through cinnamon then grated pear.

Pour into a bowl and top with pecans.

Oats with banana cacao hazelnuts and coconut

Porridge with banana, cacao, hazelnuts and coconut

Porridge with banana, cacao, hazelnuts and coconut

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon raw cacao powder

1/2 banana, mashed

6 hazelnuts, crushed

pinch of coconut flakes

Method:

Add cacao powder to oats and cook porridge as normal. Stir through mashed banana.

Pour into bowl and top with hazelnuts and coconut flakes.

Oats with stewed rhubarb, pear and vanilla

Porridge with stewed rhubarb, pear and vanilla

Porridge with stewed rhubarb, pear and vanilla

Ingredients:

1 – 2 tablespoons of stewed rhubarb, pear and vanilla (recipe to come)

Method:

Cook porridge as normal. Pour into bowl and top with stewed rhubarb, pear and vanilla.

Related posts:

Perfect porridge toppings for winter mornings

Homemade toasted muesli

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great news! Now my oatmeal can be more exciting and healthier. Exactly what I needed right now. Thank you for sharing these lovely recipes!

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    July 7, 2015
  2. Very healthy and fun way to enjoy breakfast. Great post!

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    July 7, 2015

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