Ayurvedic Breakfast Porridge (+ the best granola topping ever!)

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In Ayurveda freshly cooked oat porridge is highly recommended for breakfast. Oats contain vitamins B1 and B6 and are made from the whole grain, so you get everything from the plant and feel pleasantly saturated for a couple of hours.

This breakfast is balancing, easy to digest, filling, soothing, warming and nourishing to your body, heart and soul – perfect for chilly autumn mornings!


Preparation time: 15–20 mins
Main ingredients: oats, plant-milk, banana
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, low-fat



1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if that is a concern)
3 cups plant-based milk (e.g. almond milk)
1/4 cup raisins (or dates)
1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 apple or pear, chopped
2 ripe bananas, mashed or sliced
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cardamom seeds, crushed

toppings of your choice, e.g. maple syrup, coconut sugar, chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruit (such as dates, apricots or figs), coconut yoghurt, nut butter ...

the best granola topping ever

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup buckwheat
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flaxseed
2-4 tbsp cacao nibs 
1 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 to 1 tsp salt
cinnamon, to taste
2/3 cups syrup (e.g. molasses, maple syrup, agave syrup...) 
5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp tahini or other nut butter

Mash your bananas. In a small saucepan heat up the mashed banana, as well as your plant milk. When it comes to a boil, add oats, raisins, ginger, apple/pear, cinnamon, and cardamom. Stir, and reduce heat. Then leave to simmer for at least 15 minutes. In the meantime you could take a shower or meditate :) 

During this time the porridge thickens and becomes wonderfully creamy without stirring much. Plus, it's now at an edible temperature.

To serve, transfer into your favourite breakfast bowl and top it off with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or nut butter, and perhaps the best granola topping ever :) Enjoy!