5 Fabulous Porridge Recipes You Need to Try (this Winter)

5 Fabulous Porridge Recipes You Need to Try (this Winter)

By wlr's Resident Foodie, Joanne Putney

This week, with the cold weather closing in, I've been seriously craving warm, comforting food... Porridge for breakfast? Yes please...

I fancied trying something new, so looked to the wlr recipe database (full of recipes from our lovely members).  I took the ones I fancied the most, tweaked, tested and found my favourite five.

Needless to say, there's been A LOT of porridge being prepped in our house - but I'm really pleased with the recipes, hope you are too:

Festive Mince Pie Porridge (for Christmas)

Wow - this is the perfect porridge for Wintery mornings (or even Christmas day). It's bursting with fruity festive flavour and it smells so good, you can't wait to eat it... If you love mince pies, you really need to try this porridge!

380 calories per serving

Creamy Porridge with Banana and Maple Syrup

A low calorie porridge, made with soya milk - which makes it extra creamy. Cook it either in the microwave or in one pan on the hob - either way, it's ready in just 5 minutes! Serve with good-quality maple syrup for a luxuriously, smooth, sweet kick.

274 calories per serving

Pumpkin Spice Porridge

If you're a lover of Starbuck's limited-edition Pumpkin Spice lattes, this is THE porridge for you... Perfect for Autumn mornings (good enough for all year round), it's smooth, slightly spicy and sumptiously satisyfing...

306 calories per serving

Chocolate Orange Porridge

If you've never tried chocolate in your porridge, you really must try this! Made with high-quality chocolate, it's rich and chocolate-y. The mandarins add a sweet, citrus kick. A deliciously decadent porridge, it's a delight for breakfast.

332 calories per serving

Pear and Cinnamon Porridge

This recipe used tinned pears (for ease)... Cooked with a dash of cinnamon in their own juice, they come out caramelised, silky and luxurious. Serve over porridge with a little brown sugar for crunch - Yum!

342 calories per serving


I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to making porridge. I like proper oats cooked in a saucepan on the hob. I just find the porridge ends up smoother, creamier and more like my Nanna used to make.

However, all of these recipes can easily be adapted to cook in the microwave, you could even swap the oats out for an Oatso Simple sachet for extra ease...

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