Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings

  • By Jennifer Mulder
  • 10 January 2016
  • 3 minute read
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Oats with Kale, Egg, Avocado & Sriracha from 26 Grains in London

Smoothie bowls may be all the rage, but when it’s still pitch black and chilly outside long after I’ve gotten out of bed, my body craves a more warming breakfast. Luckily, porridge has had a hip and healthy makeover too – and it’s so easy to make!

You just combine your choice of (gluten-free) whole grains and (plant-based) milk and let it simmer on the stove for roughly 10-15 minutes, while stirring frequently. Then it’s time for the fun part: picking your toppings! You can jazz up your basic porridge with all kinds of health-boosting, nutrient-rich toppings: fresh fruit, seeds, nut butters, cacao nibs, avocado and even vegetables. No need to be shy; the taste is in the toppings.

As a rule of thumb for a ‘complete’ breakfast, you could add one good source of vitamin C to your porridge (think: berries, carrots, turmeric) and one topping with healthy fats, like walnuts and shredded coconut. But that’s just a nutritional suggestion; play around with different flavours and ingredients until you find your winning formula.

As you can tell, porridge makes a versatile and nourishing breakfast. Packed with fibers, a bowl of hot ‘n creamy goodness provides a slow release of energy that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

So which one of these 10 delicious porridges will you be trying tomorrow morning? 

Powerful Porridge Mix with 3 Kinds of Toppings from EarthSprout

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Turmeric Persimmon Porridge from Nutrition Stripped

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Coconut and Passionfruit Rice Porridge from A House in the Hills

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Matcha Superfood Porridge from Hungry Healthy Happy

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Green Quinoa Porridge from The Green Life

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Spiced Pumpkin and Millet Porridge from My Darling Lemon Thyme

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Carrot and Rye Oatmeal from Green Kitchen Stories

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Raspberry Almond Porridge from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Star Porridge from Kyra’s Kitchen

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Buckwheat Porridge with Roasted Figs, Honey and Walnuts from The Healthy Chef

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Blueberries ‘n Cream Amaranth Porridge from Naturally Ella

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

Pear and Jasmine Tea Baked Oatmeal from Le Jus d’Orange

Porridge Galore: 12 Warming Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings | The Health Sessions

For more classic breakfast porridge ideas – and many more recipes with wholesome grains – check out the 26 Grains cookbook.

Do you prefer a warm breakfasts on cold winter mornings? If so, what kind of porridge do you like to make? Feel free to share you winning flavour combo in the comments!

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