Four Ways to Pimp your Porridge

May 25, 2015

Four Ways to Pimp your Porridge

Winter is coming. I think that has something to do with Game of Thrones, but I don’t watch it. Winter is actually coming. In like, a week. Which for me, means porridge for days.

As a kid, each morning we would run out of bed to get dressed by the gas heater {which was like a raging fire} then sit down to smash a bowl of porridge with milk and brown sugar. Mum sometimes forgot to put in a pot to soak overnight which would mean no porridge, leaving us devastated and eating Vegemite on toast instead.

While I love brown sugar and milk, today I have four ways to pimp your porridge for winter. OK, maybe three because one of them is basically brown sugar and cream.

Rhubarb and Pear Compote

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This compote is the perfect mix of sweet and sour and super easy to make. Just melt some butter in a medium saucepan, throw in one chopped pear and two chopped rhubarb stalks. Cook these off for a minute. Add two tablespoons of sugar, one cinnamon stick and one tablespoon of sugar and cook until soft.

It’ll store it in the fridge for a week. You could use any fruit you like for your compote. Apple! Berries!

Brown Sugar and Cream

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OK, so it’s just a drizzle of cream and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Tastes like winter.

Fig & Pistachio

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Crush your pistachios in a zip lock bag and sprinkle over. Slice some figs and lay them on top. Drizzle with honey. You could use dried here and omit the honey when figs are gone. Figs were still around at my green grocer just this week though.

Peanut Butter and Jam

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So it’s not exactly jam. But I would totally not judge you if you were to put jam on your porridge. Take a handful of strawberries, chop them then crush them in a small bowl with a little sugar or honey. Swirl it into the porridge with some PB. Add a few more chopped strawberries!

Now for the most  exciting part, how do you pimp your porridge?

20 thoughts on “Four Ways to Pimp your Porridge

  1. Jenna

    On the weekend I had honey, pomegranate, pistachio and a dollop of yoghurt. Oh em gee. Do you always soak your porridge overnight? What quantities do you use please?

    1. erinmadethis

      Ahhhh Jenna that sounds so amazing! I don’t always. I’ve found it works just fine without soaking. I am not sure why my Mum did… I just use equal parts water and oats and heat until thick then add some milk.

  2. Jennifer @ Milk and Honey

    I’ve been eating porridge with a sprinkle brown sugar and a drizzle of evaporated milk since I was a kid. Recent topping favourites are: Cinnamon apple compote with toasted walnuts and Peanut butter and banana (naughty, but nice). Love all your combos. I see porridge on my breakfast table in the near future.

  3. Jackie

    Yum. I love changing up my daily porridge in winter. Yesterday we had cacao and bee pollen, today was berry chia jam with coconut. Great ideas Erin! x

  4. Isabelle

    Oh my! This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Thank you Erin for continually making a negative like winter into a positive with these deleriously delishious breakfasts! You are inspiring xx

  5. Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things

    You had me at porridge! I’m an addict when it comes to pimping porridge…I don’t know the last time I had it plain. My favourite changes like the weather, but always includes some sort of fresh or dried fruit! I love the look of the fig and pistachio!! Xx

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