Pumpkin Spice Porridge
By wlr's resident foodie Joanne Putney
If you're a lover of Starbuck's limited-edition Pumpkin Spice lattes, this is the porridge for you... Amazing for Autumn mornings (yet, good enough for all year round), it's smooth, slightly spicy and sumptiously satisyfing...
I created this one, kind of by accident... I was really trying to recreate a Pumpkin Spiced Latte - because Starbucks always sell out super-fast, and they're hubbie's favourite... However, once I'd mastered the pumpkin spice mix and had some spare pumpkin puree, porridge seemed the way to go...
If I'm honest, I prefer these flavours in the porridge (over the latte). I really wish I'd topped it with a little reduced fat squirty cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg - now that would have made it even more AMAZING!
- Recipe makes: 1 serving
- Prep time:
- Cook time: 5 mins
- Calories: 306
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 30g porridge oats
- 180ml semi skimmed milk
- 60g pumpkin puree, Baking Buddy*
- ½ bag (12.5g) golden fruit & nut mix, Tesco*
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- Mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger to make your pumpkin spice mix.
- Measure the porridge, milk, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract into a saucepan. Add in ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin spice mix. Bring to the boil (approx. 1 minute) stirring continuously.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking (if looks and smells divine at this stage!)
- Once thickened (almost) to your liking, pour into a bowl, sprinkle over the golden fruit and nut mix . Drizzle with maple syrup and ENJOY!
For the topping, I found this lovely little packet of "Golden Fruit Mix" in Tesco.
It's a delicious mix of apricots, golden raisins, pumpkin seeds and cashews. The dried fruits added a little sweetness, and the nuts and seeds a little crunch
(plus it makes my photo look great!)
Want to make changes?
- Can't find the golden fruit mix topping you can add any nuts, seeds or dried fruit of your choice.
- Make it vegan - swap the semi skimmed milk for soya, coconut or almond instead.
- Fancy a bigger serving - try 40g oats with 250ml milk.
- Don't have maple syrup - try it with honey or brown sugar...
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