10 delicious PORRIDGE TOPPING ideas

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I love porridge as much as the next person, but sometimes it can get boring. So here are 10 combinations to help you keep your breakfast interesting.

None are actual recipes, just add as much as you want depending on your preferences. Experiment! That’s most of the fun when it comes to cooking.

And don’t forget that you are not limited to porridge! You can use these toppings as mix-ins for overnight oats, or even add them as flavourings to oat cookies.

Check all the posts where I talk about oats.

Apple pie porridge


Add applesauce, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar.


Replace the applesauce with fresh chopped apples or dried apples and use a cinnamon stick. You have to add these before cooking the oats.

Peanut butter cookies porridge


Add chunky peanut butter and chocolate chips.


Use chunky all-peanut peanut butter and dark chocolate shavings.

Carrot cake porridge


Add shredded carrots and raisins before cooking, and walnuts before serving.


Replace the raisins with currants and the walnuts with pecans.

PB&J porridge


Add peanut butter and jam.


Use all-peanut peanut butter and homemade chia jam (fruit puree and chia seeds, and a bit of sugar if needed).

Peaches and cream porridge


Add canned sliced peaches and vanilla yogurt.


Add fresh sliced peaches and vanilla ice-cream.

Bakewell tart porridge


Add almond essence and canned or frozen cherries.


Add flaked almonds and fresh pitted cherries.

Christmas porridge


Add cranberry sauce and mixed spice (or apple pie spice mix or pumpkin spice).


Add dried cranberries and a replace some of the cooking liquid with mulled wine (use an alcohol-free wine if you don’t want to start your day drunk, my favourite one is Ikea’s).

Tropical porridge


Add chopped bananas, canned or frozen pineapple and mango, and shredded coconut.


Add banana chips, dried pineapple and mango, coconut shavings, and replace some of the cooking liquid with coconut water.

Ferrero Rocher porridge


Add some nutella (which is made by Ferrero).


Add dark chocolate shavings and chopped hazelnuts.

Pumpkin pie porridge


Add canned pumpkin puree (Outside of the US, look of it in the ‘American’ section of the supermarket, in the UK it’s only £1) and pumpkin spice mix (or mixed spice, or apple pie spice mix).


Use homemade pumpkin puree.

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