Winter Spiced Coconut Porridge

In order to give myself a nutritional boost this January, as well as try to shift a bit of weight and get my PCOS in order, I have decided to do ‘Veganuary.’ It is kind of a personal challenge to myself too, as I have certainly overindulged in recent weeks. I know that will be super cringe to some people (I have learned in only a week that people are quite opinionated about veganism), but as someone that avoids dairy anyway, it is really just the eggs and meat that I am not having.

Breakfast is one of my favourite things; if I was to only have one meal a day it would be breakfast. So starting my day with something filling, and that fits the vegan bill, is a must. I love oats and all things porridge and overnight oats, so I thought I’d share a porridge recipe that I have been loving lately. It is still so freezing out, so a warming bowl of porridge is great on a morning. Even better is that my children love to eat porridge too!

The great thing is that you can top your porridge with pretty much anything that you want to – fruit, nuts, or cacao nibs, for example. Here’s to a hearty breakfast that keeps you full and energised until lunch.

Winter Spiced Coconut Porridge Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup of nut milk (coconut will give it the coconut edge, but almond would work too)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp flaxseeds
  • 2 tsp maca powered (great for hormone balance)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • coconut yoghurt (optional)
  • pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • fruit / nuts / toppings of choice

What To Do:

  1. Mix the oats, milk, water and a pinch of salt in a pan and start to warm it over a medium heat. Then add in all the spices and powders that you are using.
  2. Keep stirring the porridge as it heats, for around ten minutes. Once it has become the consistency that you like (I don’t mind my porridge too runny), then take it off the heat and pour into bowls (you can always save one for later). Drizzle with the maple syrup and add a dollop of coconut yoghurt on top.
  3. Tops with anything that you like, like fruit, granola, nuts, or seeds, for example.

Enjoy!

Are you a porridge fan? Are you on a health kick this new year? Would love to hear what you think.

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26 Comments

  1. 8th January 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Oh yum., this porridge recipe looks totally lush and appetizing. The phrase, have breakfast like a king/queen is so apt.

  2. 8th January 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Don’t worry about what other people think, if you want to try out Veganuary then good for you! I really do like the sound of your winter spiced porridge and it would be ideal at this time of year as well too!

    • 9th January 2018 / 2:06 pm

      It’s so warming, hope you get a chance to give the recipe a go!

  3. hannah wood
    8th January 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I would not of thought to put Winter spices in to this, I think it sounds and looks amazing will sure have to give this ago.

  4. 8th January 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Oh my now this sounds like it would be right up my street! I most definitely need to give it a try as I am sure it would taste aboslutely delicious on a cold winters morning.

    • 9th January 2018 / 2:08 pm

      Mm so warm and inviting – better than cold cereal!

  5. 8th January 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Oh gosh that looks delicious. I don’t like milk so don’t have porridge but would love to give this a go.

  6. 9th January 2018 / 9:35 am

    I did veganary a few years back for the same reasons as yours to prove to myself I could do it and to kick my body back into shape after the festive period. Lovely sounding breakfast x

  7. 9th January 2018 / 12:33 pm

    The picture of this is so pretty and has really inspired me to give this a try x

  8. 9th January 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Yum! I am SO into porridge right now – one of my New Years resolutions was to eat breakfast and make it more healthier, so porridge has been a saviour haha. I am definitely going to try this out. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  9. 9th January 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Sounds delicious and I’m so impressed that your doing veganuary, I don’t have the will power to do it if I’m honest. Iv Just discovered over night oats so this recipe is right up my street.

  10. 9th January 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I’m not porridge lover but this could turn my hand looks sweet and tasty

  11. 9th January 2018 / 10:24 pm

    That looks and sounds so incredible. I’m used to eating fairly plain porridge so will definitely be giving this a try

  12. 10th January 2018 / 1:20 pm

    We are kinda doing Veganuary without even realising as its good to eat healthily in Jan. Love the spiced element of this breakfast but have never tried coconut in the mornings yet x

  13. Sarah Ann
    10th January 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Porridge is one of my favourite breakfasts and I’m always looking for new recipes. I love the sound of this! And as it’s still cold (I swear it’s got even colder) it’ll make an ideal breakfast.

  14. Michelle
    11th January 2018 / 2:27 pm

    My husband would love this…two of his favourite things in one, coconut and porridge.

  15. 11th January 2018 / 11:57 pm

    This looks delicious. I’m not doing Veganuary specifically, but I am now pescetarian transitioning to being fully vegan and the benefits and changes are incredible! Good on you for taking on the challenge! x

  16. Dannii
    12th January 2018 / 9:15 am

    This sounds like just what I need at the moment to give me an energy boost. The photos are beautiful too.

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