Who doesn't love porridge first thing on a crisp Autumn morning?

It's the most warming delicious start to the day- and although it can sometimes feel like it's a bit of a time consuming meal- can easily be done in the microwave in less than 3 minutes! If you have more time it's great to do the milk (or cream) and oats in a saucepan, but these are just a few quick delicious morning fixes for when you don't have lots of time! I'd also love to hear your favourite flavour combinations- so let me know those too! As always, if you create anything yourself, don't forget to hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see!

Banana, Agave and Cinnamon Porridge:
This five minute version has been my go-to ever since we hit September. There's something warming and hugely autumnal about anything with cinnamon in it, and the pairing of the banana and agave nectar make for something sweet too (you can also use honey or syrup for your fix too)!

You will need:
- 40g Porridge Oats
- 200ml Milk
- A Banana
- A squeeze of Agave Nectar (it's super sweet, so you don't need much)
- Ground Cinnamon

1. Pop your oats and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and heat for 2 minutes before removing to stir and add in a little cinnamon, and then heating for another minute and a half.

2. Chop your banana, and add your agave and cinnamon and enjoy with a big cuppa!

Winter Berry Porridge:
Although this number requires a little bit of night-before prep, this berry brekkie makes for the perfect cuddle-in-a-bowl and marginally healthy morning fix for those chilly mornings!

You will need:
- 40g Porridge Oats
- 200ml Milk
- 2 tbs Caster Sugar
- Handful of Raspberries
- Handful of Blackberries
- A handful of Sliced Almonds

1. The night before, or a little before you want your breakfast- put your sugar and raspberries into a saucepan and simmer gently for about 20 minutes until everything has broken down into a compote. Put aside and leave to cool, before popping into the fridge until you need it.

2. As before, take your oats and milk and microwave. Once out, add a spoonful of your compote, a handful of blackberries and some almonds before tucking in.

Hazelnut and Chocolate Porridge (read: Naughty Nutella):
Although this can be done with cacao and maple syrup for something 'far' healthier, this is certainly a breakfast for the weekend and is definitely one way of making Mondays more cheerful. You can always use normal milk, but for something a little more nutty I opted for hazelnut!

You will need:
- 40g Porridge Oats
- 200ml Hazelnut Milk
- A teaspoon of Nutella
- A handful of Hazelnuts

1. Pop your oats and milk into the microwave (as before)- and crush a couple of hazelnuts with the side of a knife to add on top. Once the porridge has come out, stir in a teaspoon of Nutella (saving a little for the top) and sprinkle your hazelnuts for some crunch too! Easy!

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Who doesn't love porridge first thing on a crisp Autumn morning?

It's the most warming delicious start to the day- and although it can sometimes feel like it's a bit of a time consuming meal- can easily be done in the microwave in less than 3 minutes! If you have more time it's great to do the milk (or cream) and oats in a saucepan, but these are just a few quick delicious morning fixes for when you don't have lots of time! I'd also love to hear your favourite flavour combinations- so let me know those too! As always, if you create anything yourself, don't forget to hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see!

Banana, Agave and Cinnamon Porridge:
This five minute version has been my go-to ever since we hit September. There's something warming and hugely autumnal about anything with cinnamon in it, and the pairing of the banana and agave nectar make for something sweet too (you can also use honey or syrup for your fix too)!

You will need:
- 40g Porridge Oats
- 200ml Milk
- A Banana
- A squeeze of Agave Nectar (it's super sweet, so you don't need much)
- Ground Cinnamon

1. Pop your oats and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and heat for 2 minutes before removing to stir and add in a little cinnamon, and then heating for another minute and a half.

2. Chop your banana, and add your agave and cinnamon and enjoy with a big cuppa!

Winter Berry Porridge:
Although this number requires a little bit of night-before prep, this berry brekkie makes for the perfect cuddle-in-a-bowl and marginally healthy morning fix for those chilly mornings!

You will need:
- 40g Porridge Oats
- 200ml Milk
- 2 tbs Caster Sugar
- Handful of Raspberries
- Handful of Blackberries
- A handful of Sliced Almonds

1. The night before, or a little before you want your breakfast- put your sugar and raspberries into a saucepan and simmer gently for about 20 minutes until everything has broken down into a compote. Put aside and leave to cool, before popping into the fridge until you need it.

2. As before, take your oats and milk and microwave. Once out, add a spoonful of your compote, a handful of blackberries and some almonds before tucking in.

Hazelnut and Chocolate Porridge (read: Naughty Nutella):
Although this can be done with cacao and maple syrup for something 'far' healthier, this is certainly a breakfast for the weekend and is definitely one way of making Mondays more cheerful. You can always use normal milk, but for something a little more nutty I opted for hazelnut!

You will need:
- 40g Porridge Oats
- 200ml Hazelnut Milk
- A teaspoon of Nutella
- A handful of Hazelnuts

1. Pop your oats and milk into the microwave (as before)- and crush a couple of hazelnuts with the side of a knife to add on top. Once the porridge has come out, stir in a teaspoon of Nutella (saving a little for the top) and sprinkle your hazelnuts for some crunch too! Easy!

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34 comments:

  1. Nothing beats porridge on a cold winter morning, I can already tell your recipes are going to be delicious!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  2. These look so yummy! I literally love porridge and chocolate spread, so tasty! The berry one looks so good too, I'll be trying that! Thanks for the ideas.

    Josie // josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I'm obsessed with porridge! I make the banana, cinnamon & agave one almost every morning, but usually substitute the agave for coconut sugar! The hazelnut and chocolate one sounds delicious :) x

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  4. These look amazing. I absolutely love having porridge for breakfast, it actually feels like a bit of a treat!

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  5. this looks so nice!

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  6. I'm all about options 2 and 3 and will have to give them a go at some point. Not sure it will look as good but it's worth a shot!

    Laura - http://livingforthenow.co.uk

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  7. I've been obsessed with poridge this whole month, literally had it almost every day! Here's my all time favorite recipe ;)
    -1/5 cup of oats
    -1/5 cup milk
    -1/5 cup water
    - cinnamon
    - 1 banana (1/5 mashed, 1/5 sliced)
    - handful of raisins
    - 1 tsp of honey
    - a few crushed nuts as a topping

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  8. That looks soo yummy and I'm not even a porridge person.

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  9. These look delicious, I love the banana option. My favourite combo is porridge with some honey stirred through x

    Lucy's Lookbook

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  10. All of these sounds amazing! Definitely need to try the berry one

    x
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  11. I am loving porridge at the moment - my go to toppings are honey, cinnamon and dried fruit :) x

    Abi | abistreetx

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  12. These look quite yummy and that's saying something who absolutely despises porridge. I may need to see if I like it again by trying option 2 and three and maybe I learn to like it. Thanks for the recipes.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  13. Is it breakfast time yet?!
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  14. Loved this! Definitely going to try these out :) such beautiful photos too! X

    june-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I love porridge, I'm normally a banana and honey girl although I love a baked porriage too. Sadly no microwave in our house! The hazelnut and chocolate one sounds amazing! I'm be trying that out very soon.

    Emma Xx
    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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  16. These look sooo good. Can't wait to try! Your photographs are so inspiring and beautiful. :D

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  17. Ohhhhh I am glad to see cinnamon as promised Liv - you can't beat it this time of year! Porridge is my favourite breakfast and I top mine with a raspberry cordial (all natural and low gi) some almonds and mix in protein powder :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  18. I will definitely be trying out the Nutella porridge, it sounds so scrummy! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Looks yummy! Might try this soon x

    ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  20. These look so good! I've been getting autumnal with cinnamon and orange oil - super quick and smells amazing! x
    LilyLipstick

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  21. mm all of these combos sound amazing! I love porridge at this time of year! lovely post xx

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Porridge is my all-time favourite! I have oats for breakfast winter and summer. I feel like it's something I can't get tired of, haha :) I really like warm breakfasts but usually go for oatmeal with yoghurt, topped with honey, blueberries and figs. Soooo good!

    By the way, I love your photographs every single time!

    Valérie
    Moonlit Stories | Lifestyle, Design + Blog Tips

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  23. That last one sounds so nice!

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  24. As crazy as it might seem, I have never tried porridge!!! :o but this post is really making me try it out!!! :) thanks for sharing

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  25. Porridge is definitely my winter breakfast. I've never thought of Nutella in porridge but that sounds great! Will have to give that a try!

    franklyflawless.com

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  26. Yessss! Porridge is THE BEST.

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  27. I love porridge but never know what to add as my toppings - thanks so much for this post, I can't wait for tomorrow morning when I can test one of them out (I'm not ashamed to say that it will most likely be the nutella one!) xox
    elleandherbeautyblog.blogspot.vo.uk

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  28. Porridge is my all time favourite breakfast, and I love that you can add so many favours to it! I think the banana option would be my favourite xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  29. I do love a good bowl of porridge and these toppings are rather pretty x

    India Charlotte♥

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  30. Aaw I need a porridge every morning! Especially I love it with bananas and cinnamon :) You should definitively try it out with almond butter as well - it's delicious! Have a great Sunday, much love, Carmen
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  31. They all look and sound delicious, and I'm totally wishing I could smell them from my laptop screen. I think the winter berry is right up my alley!

    xoxo - Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  32. Whoaaa the first and third one looks amazing, gonna have to give this one a try x
    Minae ♥ MinaekeiLatest Blog Post!

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  33. YUM! I always have banana and honey with some almonds :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  34. Why have I been making porridge every morning in a saucepan and never thought of the microwave?! Thanks for inspiring me with your recipes!

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