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Spiced Porridge Two Ways

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  • Prep: 2 min
  • Time: 5 min
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Porridge has stood the test of time as a popular breakfast for generations, providing a source of slow release carbohydrates to help to keep energy levels maintained throughout the day. Try these ideas for porridge with a tasty twist.


Spiced Porridge Two Ways

  • Milk (semi-skimmed milk, almond milk or soya milk) or Water, enough to cover oats

Berry & Cinnamon Porridge:

  • A handful of porridge oats per person
  • A shake of ground cinnamon
  • A handful of berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 - 2 dsp milled seeds per person
  • A drizzle of agave syrup or maple syrup (optional)

Nutty Spiced Porridge:

  • A handful of porridge oats per person
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • A handful of walnuts or peacans
  • A drizzle of agave syrup or maple syrup (optional)

Gluten Advice:

Pure oats are naturally gluten free. However, they are often contaminated with wheat. If you are sensitive to gluten it is best to check that the oats you are buying are certified as ‘pure’ or ‘gluten free’.


If you normally add sugar to porridge, try a sprinkle of ground cinnamon instead; it will give a little natural sweetness and has been shown to help balance insulin and blood sugar levels.

How to make Spiced Porridge Two Ways

1. Cover the oats with milk or water and cook over a gentle heat for 5 minutes or until soft.

2. Serve with a generous helping of spices/nuts/seeds/berries and top with a drizzle of agave syrup or maple syrup.


I hope you give these delicious porridge recipes a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)

This recipe is full of goodness

Oats are among the world’s healthiest grains. They are renowned for being an excellent source of slow release energy, stabilising blood sugar and helping to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Packed with goodness, they have been linked to numerous health benefits including helping to lower cholesterol, improve digestion and boost the immune function.

About Jane

Author of The Vital Nutrition Cookbook, good food has been a lifelong passion for Jane McClenaghan. As a Nutritional Therapist for over fifteen years, Jane has helped thousands of people make easy, manageable changes to their diets for the good of their health.

Passionate about the powerful effects that eating good quality, fresh, local food has on our mind, body and soul, Jane’s recipes are designed to be quick and easy so you can rustle up something nutritious at any time of the day.

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