Pumpkin Spice Porridge

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:
    5 mins
  • Cook time: 5 mins
  • Calories: 306
    per serving


  • 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

wlr's Pumpkin Spice Porridge


  1. Mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger to make your pumpkin spice mix.
  2. 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.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking (if looks and smells divine at this stage!)
  4. Once thickened (almost) to your liking, pour into a bowl, sprinkle over the golden fruit and nut mix . Drizzle with maple syrup and ENJOY!
Golden Fruit and Nut Mix, Tesco

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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Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)306
Carbohydrate (g)45.6
Fat (g)7.3
Protein (g)13.5
Fibre (g)5.3
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg0.9

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