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

Budget

Add applesauce, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar.

Fancy

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

Budget

Add chunky peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Fancy

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

Carrot cake porridge

Budget

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

Fancy

Replace the raisins with currants and the walnuts with pecans.

PB&J porridge

Budget

Add peanut butter and jam.

Fancy

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

Budget

Add canned sliced peaches and vanilla yogurt.

Fancy

Add fresh sliced peaches and vanilla ice-cream.

Bakewell tart porridge

Budget

Add almond essence and canned or frozen cherries.

Fancy

Add flaked almonds and fresh pitted cherries.

Christmas porridge

Budget

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

Fancy

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

Budget

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

Fancy

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

Ferrero Rocher porridge

Budget

Add some nutella (which is made by Ferrero).

Fancy

Add dark chocolate shavings and chopped hazelnuts.

Pumpkin pie porridge

Budget

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).

Fancy

Use homemade pumpkin puree.

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