How to Make Your 90-Second Porridge Way More Interesting—and Tasty

Nicole Singh
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If there’s one go-to breakfast that the MyDomaine Australia team religiously devour in the office during winter: It’s instant porridge. Not only does is fight off pre-lunch hunger pangs, but also serves as a comforting warmer after a morning commute. However, like with any favourite meal you have on repeat, it can get a little boring, which left us searching for easy ways to upgrade our morning oat-fix. 

So, if you too are a little over your sad toast, or bland oats, below we’ve scoured the internet and found seven finger-licking-good ideas for porridge toppings. Just zap and add. No stove required. 

  • Cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar: Could there be anything more cosy? By incorporating a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of brown sugar, you’ll feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast—minus the calories. To save time, you can also mix a full batch and keep it at work. 

  • Cacao, peanut butter and fresh raspberries: This combination feels super indulgent. Because it totally is, while still being relatively healthy. Win-win? By mixing in the cacao nibs and peanut butter as soon as your porridge is cooked, you'll get an oozy, sweet-sour flavour complimented by the fresh berries. 

  • Sesame seeds, poppy seeds and tahini: Trust us, savoury porridge has become a thing. By using unflavoured oats and combining the tahini into the mix, then adding the seeds, these middle-eastern flavours will definitely cure your breakfast boredom. 

  • Vanilla yoghurt and honey: If you're more of a porridge purist, adding some vanilla or Greek yoghurt and honey to your porridge will give it a creamy texture. Plus, it's fail-proof and tasty. 
  • Avocado, cacao and brown sugar: Yes, avocado was made for more than just your sourdough toast. Mix the cacao nibs into your porridge and layer with avocado and brown sugar for a decadent texture.

  • Grated carrot, medjool dates cinnamon and maple syrup: Like carrot cake? This one’s for you. After zapping your porridge, layer the grated carrot thinly and pile on the dates and cinnamon with a sprinkle of maple syrup. Yum.

  • Pumpkin puree, cinnamon and maple syrup: Pumpkin has long been a friend of baked treats, so why not incorporate it into your breakfast roster? Mix the puree in with your porridge and sprinkle some cinnamon and maple syrup on top for what is sure to taste like a deconstructed pie of sorts. 

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