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Morning Burst Porridge

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I really love it when my mom comes to visit.  One of the many reasons is that I get to make all sorts of new breakfast recipes for her!  I even had her name this recipe.  She said that the dehydrated buckwheat reminded her of Pop Rocks Candy and added a great crunch to this porridge. :)  Along with the crunch of the coconut flakes, she said there was an amazing burst of flavor in her mouth.  This recipe makes quite a hearty and filling serving.  If you can’t eat it all, that’s ok, just place the leftovers in the fridge and enjoy it as a snack later in the day.


  • 1 cup almond nut milk or water
  • 1/3 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp carob powder
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
  • dash of sea salt
  • Topping; craisins, buckwheat (soaked and dehydrated) and shredded coconut – All optional


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or even overnight.
  4. Garnish and enjoy!


  • If you have nut allergies, just feel free to omit the walnuts.
  • Please make sure that your banana is nice and ripe, it will lend more sweetness and it will be easier on your digestive system.
  • I used raw carob powder because I am finding myself to be a bit sensitive to cacao.  If you use cacao instead be prepared to add in some sweetener such as agave or honey.  Raw cacao is very bitter.

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6 thoughts on “Morning Burst Porridge

  1. Kim says:

    This looks yummy! I will try it soon. I’ve really been enjoying making porridge in the cold weather. It’s so comforting. Your recipes have been great inspiration. This morning I mixed oats and chia and soaked them in warm water for a few minutes. Then I warmed the porridge in the dehydrator for an hour or so. I mixed in honey, agave, cinnamon, nutmeg and almonds. It was so tasty!

    Here’s another version I tried recently:
    buckwheat, chia, ground flax, and hemp seeds with coconut milk, cinnamon and fresh nutmeg. Topped with bananas, pecans, coconut nectar, and some more cinnamon and nutmeg.


    I am really enjoying your blog. I love your creativity, beautiful pictures and the fact that you post so frequently. I always get excited to see your new posts. :)

  2. kalkunia says:

    Hi:)) do i have to soak oats?? This is a little complicated for me.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Kalkunia,

      You don’t have too but I recommend it. Soaking the oats will not only soften them but it will help to release the phytic acid which makes oats more difficult to digest. You have to make that decision for yourself. :) Have a great day, amie sue

  3. nathalie says:

    I see it in every recipe from you but i heard that if you combine fruit with nuts together that’s not good for your digestive system and it ferments in your gut?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Nathalie,

      There are food combining rules out there but my belief is to see what works for your digestive system. For me I would find that blending the fruits with other foods, was much easier on my digestive system because it was well mixed and that helps to carry it through the body together. Some people struggle with fruits alone, or nuts alone, or together… again my point here being is to test and see how your body does. For me, I can’t eat a meal and then fruit for dessert because the food from my meal takes longer to digest and the fruit would be held up by it, causing it to ferment which leads to gas and bloating. Have a great day, amie sue

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