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Sweet Pumpkin (Immune Booster) Porridge

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (see below)
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Using a saucepan add the coconut milk, pumpkin puree (see below) and stir on a medium heat until the mixture until blended together.
  • Add the oats, ginger and vanilla extract, stirring thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile, heat a frying pan and dry toast the pumpkin seeds until lightly browned and remove from the heat.
  • Once your porridge mix is heated pour into a bowl, top with toasted pumpkin seeds and any other nuts/seeds you have in your cupboard (I also added some buckwheat, coconut and toasted hazelnuts).
  • Drizzle with maple syrup and serve.

Pumpkin Puree

  • Chop approx 1-2 cups of pumpkin into small cubes and steam for approx 20 mins until soft.
  • Then place in a blender and blend until smooth (if you don't have a blender you can mash until smooth). The puree can easily be made in advance, so you have it ready to add to your porridge.

Notes

Essential Equipment

Saucepan
Steaming pan

Tips

I use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for ¾ of a standard size mug.

Find your Ingredients

Unsweetened coconut milk - long life milks aisle
Pumpkin & ginger - fruit & vegetable aisle
Oats - breakfast cereals or health food aisle
Vanilla extract - baking aisle
Pumpkin seeds - baking aisle or health food aisle
Maple syrup - toppings or baking aisle

Course Breakfast