5 Comforting Autumn Porridge Recipes To Start Your Morning Right!
We’ve really been gliding into the autumn groove recently as cooler temperatures arrive, welcoming less daylight and more frequent rainy days. We walked you through the essential themes to manage this season in our article 7 Ways To Consciously Prepare For Fall, and compiled a delicious mix of 5 Delightful Autumn Soups to shift you into warmer foods, and help the body acclimatize to the cooler temperatures that the season brings. Keeping on that same note, we thought of putting together the best breakfast options that are all nutritious and offer superfood possibilities that fuel your energy levels first thing in the morning.
Autumn is the perfect season to dive into healthy, hearty porridges that give you all the health benefits and variety of ingredients you need, allowing you to get creative and add your personal twist to any breakfast bowl with total pleasure.
Spiced Apple Porridge
For our first savoury and classic recipe, we selected Spiced Apple Porridge, as it blends right into fall’s apple harvest and adds the tantalizing taste of cinnamon and nutmeg spices. It’s extremely simple and perfect for a rainy morning. We’ve all heard the phrase, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and for good reason as apples help reduce aging rate, various allergies, liver and colorectal cancer, and hair loss among other things (more on apples here).
Ensure that your apples are organic or grown without pesticides, and add any other toppings if you feel inspired to do so. Here’s the link to this humble but delicious morning delight of Spiced Apple Porridge.
Mango Breakfast Chia Pudding
We thought adding this nutritious Mango Breakfast Chia Pudding would be appropriate, recommending something that might be completely novel altogether. Although it’s not really porridge, it introduces you to chia seeds to help you get acquainted with these marvellous seeds that were revered by the Aztecs and Mayans. Chia seeds are in the same healthy category of oats, giving you both a fiber-rich and protein base start to the day, but they also give you the best source of plant based omega-3 fatty acids. They will help you with cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol levels and regulating your blood pressure too! You can read about the health benefits that chia seeds give you right here. They can easily be added to other recipes once you familiarize yourself with them.
What we love about this chia pudding recipe is that it’s impressively nutritious, vegan, gluten-free and unbelievably easy. It only requires 15-30 minutes (mostly sitting time) to prepare and can be eaten at room temperature to avoid any cold-food-intake on those cool fall days. Here’s Heidi’s recipe for the Mango Breakfast Chia Pudding, an inspiring website on whole foods and vegetarian cooking.
Chia Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
This Chia Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl is not only scrumptious, but it dishes out all the health benefits of oats while giving you a boost of protein and calcium. It adds the plump texture of chia to your oats and some crunch elements of nuts into the mix. This recipe combines both oats and chia seeds, giving you different textures and blends that enhance your morning hot porridge. Here’s the link to the delicious bowl of goodness and it just may be the first time you add superfood cacao nibs to your morning breakfast regime.
Date, Tahini & Clementine Porridge
This unique autumn porridge is easy yet adds that extra touch that makes it distinctive: tahini. This breakfast bowl combines buckwheat flakes and oats, both gluten-free and good sources of fiber and rich in minerals and vitamins. Tahini is high in vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15 as well as magnesium, iron and potassium (more on tahini here). If you are not fond of tahini, you can always replace it with almond or peanut butter. If you want to stay away from the sweet dates, you can use prunes or dried apricots. Here’s the link to follow this heavenly Date, Tahini & Clementine Porridge right here.
Buckwheat Quinoa Superfood Breakfast Bowl
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This morning porridge will alter the way you think of your first meal of the day entirely. It perfectly combines two different grains together, cream of buckwheat and quinoa flakes, and a generous splash of superfoods that will make your heart sing with dried goji berries, chia and hemp seeds, and tasty cacao nibs that all pack a powerful punch. It will give you plenty of energy to start the day off right. Also, any of the toppings can be easily modified to appeal to your palate. It gives your body all the essential nutrients and warmth it needs in the fall, keeping you full until lunch hour calls. This mighty bowl of wholeness guides you on how to incorporate many superfoods into your porridge, which you can then add to enhance other recipes with less hesitation. Here’s the link to this powerful Buckwheat Quinoa Superfood Breakfast Bowl right here.
That’s all, folks! We hope these morning porridge selections inspire you to introduce new ways of making nourishing and healthy meals first thing in the morning. Adults not only enjoy these delightful breakfast bowls, but children love them too. Let us know what your favorite morning porridges are, or if you enjoyed any of the above recipes. We’ll leave you with one last bonus porridge recipe made with millet and lavender to take things totally in another direction!