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Sweet Pumpkin (Immune Booster) Porridge

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 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


  • 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.


Essential Equipment

Steaming pan


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