10 Healthy Porridge Recipes (Oatmeal Ideas Just for You)

10 Healthy Porridge Recipes (Oatmeal Ideas Just for You)

10 Healthy Porridge Recipes (Oatmeal Ideas Just for You)

Healthy porridge recipes with all types of toppings and mix-ins that make these oatmeals extra flavorful. Start your morning right with these oatmeal breakfast ideas, all of which are vegan.

porridge bowls

Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s for a very good reason!

10 Healthy Porridge Recipes with Toppings
Eating the right meal in the morning can set you up with the energy that will keep you going throughout the day. Especially, if you’re extra busy!

Porridge is a perfect meal for that! That’s because you can completely control what you add to it to make it fit your tastes and give you the nutrition you need.

overhead shot of porridges

What’s great about oatmeal is that it’s a truly family-friendly breakfast. Anyone can eat it, even the toddlers!

That makes things a whole lot easier. On top of that, you can cook up your porridge in just 5-7 minutes or so. Then, cut up your toppings in another 5, and you’ve got your breakfast ready.

Now that’s a meal that’s easy, quick to make, and diverse enough for any family member to eat! I can get behind that!

So, I’m sharing 10 different porridge recipes that will hopefully give you some inspiration for your own breakfast.

up close shot of porridge

Table of Contents
How to Make Healthy Oatmeal

For the base of the oatmeal, I’m using the same 4 ingredients. The process is similar for each porridge. Only the mix-ins and the toppings differ.

The porridges that are slightly different have their own full instructions.

Ingredients you’ll need

2 cup rolled oats
1 cup oatmeal milk
1 cup rolled oats
a pinch of salt
Get a saucepan. Add all the mix-ins into it (check the list of mix-ins for each recipe below).
Now, add in water and oatmeal milk. Heat it up to medium-high and give it a good stir.
Afterward, add in rolled oats, stir it and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt.
Cook for another 2 minutes, continuously stirring.
Top up with suggested toppings!

1. Almond Butter, Banana, and Apple
apple banana porridge

Mix ins:

½ banana (mashed)
1 tbsp almond butter
Toppings:

½ banana (sliced)
½ apple (sliced)
A drizzle of maple syrup
A handful of almonds (chopped)

2. Banana Peanut Butter
banana peanut butter

Mix ins:

2 tbsp peanut butter
Toppings:

1 banana (sliced)
A drizzle of peanut butter
A drizzle honey
3. Creamy Strawberry & Raspberry
creamy strawberry oatmeal

Mix ins:

1 tsp fresh orange juice
a drizzle maple syrup
Toppings

A blend of:

1 banana
6 strawberries
1 tbsp peanut butter
a drizzle maple syrup
a little bit of water
Remaining:

1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp pecans
10 raspberries
Blend banana, strawberries, peanut butter, maple syrup, and water. Pour the blended mixture over the top of the oatmeal.
Top up with the remaining ingredients.
4. Vanilla Ginger with Peaches & Coconut
vanilla ginger porridge

Mix Ins:

splash of vanilla extract
pinch of ground ginger
Toppings:

1 peach (sliced)
2 tbsp desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
2 tbsp dates (chopped)

5. Kiwi, Mango, and Passion Fruit
kiwi, mango, passion fruit

Mix Ins:

½ banana (mashed)
1 tbsp honey
Toppings:

½ mango (chopped)
1 kiwi (peeled and sliced)
1 passion fruit (scooped out)
2 tbsp granola
½ banana (sliced)

6. Berry & Nut Butter
berry nut butter

Mix Ins:

½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp honey
1/3 cup raspberries
1/4 cup blackberries
1/3 cup blueberries
Toppings:

2 tbsp almond butter
Handful of almonds (chopped)
7. Coconut & Chocolate
coconut chocolate oatmeal

Mix Ins:

½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp almond butter
Toppings:

2 tbsp coconut flakes
Handful of almonds (chopped)
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
8. Apple & Cinnamon
apple cinnamon porridge

Mix Ins:

1 apple (peeled, chopped)
1 tbsp butter
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Toppings:

pinch of cinnamon
5 apple slices
Chop peeled apple. Add them to a saucepan with butter.
Heat up until apples are tender. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for another 1 minute.
Now add in the ingredients you’d usually use to make your porridge. That’s water, milk, and oats.
Once the oatmeal is finished cooking, remove it from heat and stir in maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
To serve, add a pinch of cinnamon on top and 5 apple slices.

9. Spiced Orange
spiced orange

Mix Ins:

1 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 orange zest (grated)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
Toppings:

1 orange (sliced)
A handful of raisins
A handful of sunflower seeds

10. Cashew Butter & Banana Porridge
cashew butter oats

Mix Ins:

1 tbsp cashew butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 banana (mashed)
Toppings:

1 banana (sliced)
handful of blueberries
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp cashew butter
10 walnuts (chopped)
3 squares dark chocolate (grated)
What Can You Put on Top of Porridge?
I’ve given you just around 10 examples of combinations of toppings you can use for your porridges. However, the options are unlimited!

The most common ingredients you can put on porridge are:

Fruits – bananas, kiwis, oranges, peaches, pineapples, mangos, passion fruits, grapefruits, pears, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, etc.

Nuts – almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts, hazelnuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts, etc.

Butters – almond, cashew, peanut, hazelnut, macadamia, pistachio, pecan, etc.

Seeds – Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, etc.

Sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, etc.

Other – chocolate chips, shredded coconut, coconut flakes, granola, etc.