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Morning Burst Porridge

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Warm and cozy Morning Burst Porridge with chopped bananas and dried cranberries

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~

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.

I just love porridge recipes because they make my tummy feel all warm and cozy.  Porridge is a dish made by boiling ground, crushed, or chopped grain in water and/or milk, often with flavorings.  Amazingly, we can skip the whole cooking process.  Simply mix and let it sit overnight.

Wake up in the morning, wipe the sleep from your eyes and find your way to the kitchen.  There it is…. breakfast.  It’s been ready and waiting for you to get your sleepy head out of bed.

This porridge can be enjoyed at room temp, chilled in the fridge or even warmed in the dehydrator if you have some extra time.  If you don’t own a dehydrator, warm it up in a saucepan, to finger-touch warmth.  I love it cold and warm. It’s just wonderful to have so many options.

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. Or better yet, grab two spoons and share it with your loved one.

One last thought… you could take this porridge to a whole new textural level by throwing in the blender.  Blend until creamy smooth. If you want a creamier or thinner consistency, add a little water, milk, or juice before blending.


Yields 1-2 servings

Heavenly and very filling bowl of a Raw Morning Burst Porridge with slices of banana, dried cranberries and shredded coconut Preparation:

  1. This is going to be easy.  Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and mix well.
    • 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.
  2. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or even overnight.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

The Institute of Culinary Ingredients™

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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