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pumpkin oats porridge

Pumpkin Oats Porridge

Pumpkin Oats Porridge is a quick healthy breakfast recipe flavoured with warming cinnamon and fortified with seasonal pumpkins.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 1


  • 1/3 cup Horlicks oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk vegan version: use non dairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3-4 almonds
  • 1 tsp sweetener such as pure maple syrup


  • To make pumpkin oats porridge, in a small saucepan, cook the oats in water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and the milk and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon powder and stir to combine.
  • Remove into a bowl and garnish with chopped almonds and a spoonful of pure maple syrup or honey (to sweeten if desired).


How to prepare homemade pumpkin puree

To prepare pumpkin puree, peel and scrape out pith and seeds from a wedge of pumpkin. Cut into big chunks. Either steam or pressure cook (or in Instant pot) with 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes (i.e. for a pressure cooker, after first whistle, reduce flame and cook on sim for 5 minutes). Once pressure drops, open the cooker, remove cooked pieces of pumpkin and puree in a mixer. Use in the recipe immediately. Alternatively, freeze the puree in an ice tray. Pack the pumpkin puree cubes in a resealable bag in the freezer and use as required in a variety of recipes.