Porridge for Breakfast (and all those toppings!)

Porridge for Breakfast (and all those toppings!)

You know you are a mum when you understand why Mama Bears porridge was cold! Goldilocks aside, porridge is a great winter comfort food...let's take a look!

I grew up on porridge. I am pretty sure I tried to feed my kids porridge as often as possible in the winter, though we tended to go for the Semolina Porridge more than oat porridge. I think the thing I love about porridge is the endless flavour combos, as limitless as your imagination or your pantry will allow.

So get your porridge on and try some of these ideas to tip ordinary porridge over the edge into cafe fare!

Fig and Ginger

Cut 2 figs in quarters then brush with syrup from a jar of stem ginger and grill until softened.
Dice a ball of ginger from the jar.
Top hot porridge with the figs then add the ginger and a drizzle more ginger syrup.

Tahini Date and Toasted Almonds

Pit and chop 3 medjool dates.
Toast 1 tbsp flaked almonds in a dry, non-stick frying pan until golden.
Drizzle 1 tbsp tahini over hot porridge then add the dates and almonds.

Apples and Raisins

Put 2-3 tbsp golden sultanas or other raisins in a bowl and pour over enough just-boiled water to cover.
Dice an apple and toss with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Drain the sultanas and add to the apple mix. Spoon over hot porridge.

Vanilla Yoghurt and Blueberries

Put a handful of blueberries and 1 tbsp maple syrup in a small pan and heat gently until they soften.
Mix 2 tbsp Greek yogurt with a few drops of vanilla bean paste and spoon over hot porridge.
Top with the blueberries and syrup.

Put the Lime in the Coconut

Make up the porridge replacing the milk with coconut milk.
Slice half a ripe mango and a ripe kiwi fruit, and toss with the juice of a lime.
Top the porridge with the fruit, some lime zest and dried coconut shavings.

Of course I could keep going, but so can you! The sky is the limit.

Here are a few porridge toppers you could have on hand! It may be time for a porridge buffet!

Join us for so much more!

The ®Calotti Scraper is here

Never struggle to get ALL the porridge out of your Thermomix

More from Kitchen and Cooking Tips

Photo of Tenina Holder
Tenina Holder

Tenina Holder is a wife, mother of five and grandmother of six, who started cooking in the olden days before Thermomix was even a thing.

Tenina has become the premium go to source for all Thermomix expertise and of course fresh and easy recipes that work. Her cooking classes and foodie trips are sold out in literally hours, her cookbooks appear on the Australian best seller lists and her social reach is in the millions. Her Insider Club is the most fun you can have with a Thermomix and you really should join her! She believes chocolate, butter and salt are health foods. Her food positivity mantra is, eat everything, just not all at once!

Read More