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Pimp your porridge: 8 ways to transform that classic bowl of oats into a modern day breakfast

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Bananarama porridge
Love porridge? So do we! That's why we've rounded up 8 ways to transform that classic bowl of oats into a modern day breakfast.

From a scatter of berries to a generous spoonful of peanut butter, try these delicious recipes and techniques for the best bowl of porridge you've ever tasted!

It's time to pimp your porridge...

1. The berry blast

Get the recipe: Berry blast porridge

 

A handful of berries go a long way in this recipe. Strawberries, raspberries and even redcurrants! This recipe shows you how to make a redcurrant compote too which give your bowl of oats an extra kick of sweetness. Spoons at the ready...

 


2. The chocoholic's heaven

How to make homemade chocolate spread

 

All it takes is one generous scoop of chocolate spread to transform your porridge into a naughty (but oh-so-nice!) treat for breakfast. For a more intense chocolate flavour add a few squares of your favourite bar of chocolate to your porridge just as it comes out of the microwave and stir. Mmmm...

 

3. The bananarama

Get the recipe: Banana porridge

 

This recipe is not just for kids you know! Give your oats a new lease of life by adding some mashed banana to the mix. Banana is full of natural sugars so it'll add all the sweetness you'll need to your porridge so step away from the sugar...

 

4. The nutter's delight

How to make homemade peanut butter

 

Pimp your porridge with a heaped spoonful of soft peanut butter. Make your porridge a little milkier than usual though as peanut butter tends to thicken porridge. Take it to the next level by using chunky peanut butter for added bite.

 

5. The bowl of Christmas

Get the recipe: Apple and cinnamon porridge

 

There's something about cinnamon that just makes us think that it's Christmas! Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with soft, warm, honey-glazed apple chunks... Have we sold it to you yet?

 

6. The hidden gem

Get the recipe: Honey and walnut porridge

 

Ok, so this recipe isn't just about the amazing combo that is walnuts and honey, it's the most pimped up bowl of porridge we've ever feasted our eyes on. Made with double cream, dusted with cinnamon and wait for it... It's even got the added surprise of warm, chopped up pears stirred into the mix - mind blown!

 

7. The rice pudding wannabe

How to make homemade cherry jam

 

We don't know about you, but whenever we sit down to a bowl of homemade rice pudding we add a dollop of jam for a little more sweetness. This method is the exact same - a simple touch of sweetness for a warm and milky delight. We're chosen cherry jam as our representative but you can use whichever jam variation you prefer!

 

8. The health freak's favourite

Get the recipe: Cinnamon, apple and quinoa porridge

 

This recipe is like Marmite, you either love the idea or hate it! Swapping oats for quinoa, this recipe is packed full of protein, almonds and raisins. Infused with cinnamon, honey and bejewelled with chunks of apple, it's a big of bowl of goodness.

 

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