A warming bowl of oats that are bursting with orange flavours and a hint of cinnamon and ginger are just what you need on a cold day. This Spiced Orange Porridge is the perfect winter breakfast that is comforting and sweet, and easy to adapt with your favourite toppings.
When you feel cold as soon as you get out of bed, a big bowl of warming spiced porridge is just what you need. This Spiced Orange Porridge isn't just warming from being hot, but the warming flavours from the cinnamon and ginger too. It's basically a hug in a bowl and just want you need to get you out of bed.
- Oats - We just used based rolled oats, as these are the best for making porridge.
- Milk - This recipe is made using whole milk, as it makes it nice and creamy. However, you could use skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. If you want to make this recipe vegan, then swap it for almond or oat milk.
- Clementines - We have used juice and zest from clementines, which add a real boost of flavour to the porridge. They look stunning sliced on top of the spiced orange porridge too.
- Honey - This is how we sweetened the porridge. You could just sprinkle some sugar on top, or leave it out if you don't like sweet porridge. If you are making this vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup.
- Spices - We used cinnamon and ginger. You could add some nutmeg too.
- Vanilla - A little splash goes a long way in this recipe. Use extract, not essence.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make spiced porridge - Step by step
One: Put the oats, milk, clementine juice and zest, honey, vanilla and spices in a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for around 5 minutes, until starting to thicken.
Two: Divide between bowls and add toppings of your choice.
The great thing about porridge is that there are so many different ways to top it. The options are almost endless. Of course you need some sliced of oranges on top, but then feel free to go wild. We went with some sunflower seeds for crunch, and then raisins for little bursts of sweetness.
A drizzle of chocolate syrup or some dark chocolate chips would be a great addition, as chocolate and orange is one of the best flavour combinations there is.
Banana, or any kind of berry is a good fruity addition to porridge. If you want to add some extra texture, then crushed nuts like walnuts, pecans or almonds are good. We also like to stir a spoonful of nut butter into the porridge too.
If you have any leftovers of this orange porridge, then you can use it to make porridge pancakes. Mix the leftover porridge with a little self-raising flour (equal weights flour to porridge), a banana, 100ml of milk and 2 eggs and then fry as pancakes.
You can make a vegan version of this spiced orange porridge by swapping the milk for a plant based version. We like almond or oat. If you find that your porridge is getting a little too thick, then you can add a little more.
Yes, if you are short on time and you don't want to stand over the stove for 5 minutes, then this can be made in the microwave. Pour everything into a large microwavable bowl, and then cook for 4 minutes, stirring half way through.
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Spiced Orange Porridge
- 100 g (1.25 cups) Oats - we use rolled oats
- 600 ml (2.5 cups) Whole milk - we used whole milk
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- 2 Jaffa Easy Peelers - juice only
- 1 Jaffa Easy Peelers - zest only
- 0.5 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 0.5 teaspoon Ground ginger
- 0.5 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Raisins, Jaffa Easy Peeler slices and sunflower seeds to serve (optional)
- Put 100 g Oats, 600 ml Whole milk, juice of 2 Jaffa Easy Peelers and zest of 1 Jaffa Easy Peelers, 2 tablespoon Honey, 0.5 teaspoon Vanilla extract, 0.5 teaspoon Ground cinnamon and 0.5 teaspoon Ground ginger into a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for around 5 minutes, until starting to thicken.
- Divide the porridge between two bowls and top with Raisins, Jaffa Easy Peeler slices and sunflower seeds to serve (optional).
- If you want to give this porridge a bit of a protein boost, add 2 tablespoon of chia seeds to the mixture before cooking.
- The key to having perfect porridge is cooking it slow and slow. This is so the oats are perfectly cooked, not dry and really creamy. Don't rush then.
- This can be microwaved for 4 minutes if you prefer.
- Add some extra flavour, and make this porridge really creamy, by swapping 100ml of the milk for coconut milk.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.