Move over every backlogged recipe I had lined up to be shared on the blog... This pumpkin spice breakfast porridge happened and I just had to make room for it straight away. I normally save simple things like this for my IG page, but this was so yummy it needed its own space...
I've been seeing quite a few pumpkin spice-themed breakfasts lately and have been hankering to try some, but it just hasn't been porridge kind of weather around here until last week, and with the first chilly autumn day, pumpkin spice porridge it was! And now I'm regretting not making this earlier -- it's sooo delicious and so simple. Like having pumpkin cake or scone for breakfast, but way quicker and so warming and nourishing too... A sneaky way to have dessert for breakfast healthily ;) and get your pumpkin spice fix at the same time... and get some veggies into breakfast (a rare occurrence over here... :P )
It's also a nice way to use up any unused pumpkin puree you may have leftover from other pumpkiny baking... ;)
Ready? Use your favorite porridge grains, top with your favorite cozy toppings, get that pumpkin + pumpkin spice in there and go! :)Print
Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Porridge
A simple, cozy gluten-free vegan breakfast porridge with spiced pumpkin for chilly autumn mornings.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving
- Category: Porridge
- Method: Cooked
- Cuisine: Breakfast
- ¼ cup uncooked creamy buckwheat or creamy rice porridge (or porridge grain of choice)
- 1¼ cups water for cooking
- 1 tbsp raisins
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp pumpkin spice*
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- dash of salt
- splash of non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1 tbsp more maple syrup
- handful chopped pecans & pumpkin seeds (or any other favorite toppings like other nuts / seeds / dried berries / chocolate chips, etc.)
- drizzle of unsulphured blackstrap molasses
- Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add in the porridge grain (and raisins, if using) and cook for 10-12 minutes or according to instructions on package (time will vary depending on the grain you use), stirring occasionally.
- In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add in all remaining porridge ingredients and stir to combine. Allow to cook for the remaining few minutes to make sure everything is warned through. Add a splash of milk as needed to get it to your favorite consistency (I added maybe 1-2 tablespoon to mine).
- When done cooking, transfer into into a bowl. Sprinkle with nuts and seeds and toppings of choice. Top with 1 tablespoon maple syrup and a drizzle of molasses. Enjoy warm!
*If you can't find pumpkin spice, just use ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, dash of allspice, and a dash of cloves instead.
Keywords: Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Porridge (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
Thanks yummy !!
Cassie Tran says
This looks delicious! You plated everything so beautifully. I'm still going to enjoy pumpkin spice in December, whether anyone likes it or not ;)
Made it this morning after seeing your video :) And it was delicious. Thanks for the idea. I have so much pumpkin on hand, and have been doing so much baking with pumpkin, but I never thought to make a breakfast out of it. I made it with the creamy rice porridge as that's what I had on hand and it worked great.
Evi @ greenevi says
This sounds just like the perfect autumn snack for me (I prefer porridge as an afternoon snack and not as breakfast)!
The pecans and molasses make it so extremely appetizing!
Thanks Evi. Porridge as an afternoon snack sounds good to me :)
Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily says
This is most definitely top of the "to make list" worthy! Hellooooo breakfast!!
Thank you so much, Gwen -- enjoy it :)
Elle @ Only Taste Matters says
I love everything about this! What a perfect breakfast option! I could see eating this everyday until
Me too, Elle... :) Thank you!
I never get tired of all these pumpkin recipes for fall, I just love your pumpkin porridge with pumpkin spice flavors that go with. It gives me a warm and cozy feeling. By the way, your photos are stunning as well!
I never get tired of them either, Michelle! And thank you :)
Howie Fox says
THIS porridge looks INSANELY tasty!!! Plus it looks like you shot the photos really on a beatiful morning!
Thanks Howie! It actually was a really beautiful morning...
Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes.com says
This looks like the ultimate fall time porridge. Love the pumpkin spice flavor you added to it!
It is perfect for fall or just chilly weather, Vanessa. And pumpkin spice is always a good thing :)
The Vegan 8 says
This looks so warm and comforting Audrey! I love the spices you added and I absolutely love Fall, I just wish it would hurry up and get cold here! Pumpkin porridge is such a fantastic idea...I've only really ever had oatmeal, which is my favorite. Such a pretty color too.
Thanks Brandi. You can use oatmeal to dress this up same way too :) I'm usually not that fancy with my porridge, but this was worth a shot and it came out delicious. And I can't believe it's still hot where you are. You know I've got the wood stove going already! It's freezing over here this week.
danielle is rooting the sun says
audrey - i love this little witchcraft: 'a sneaky way to have dessert for breakfast healthily' ♥ you are so righteous lady and i love this recipe like there's no tomorrow. it embodies the elements i am feeling outside currently. happy autumn sweet darling.
Yes, exactly. Sneaky, delicious, and cozy. As breakfast should be in the chilly autumn days ♥
Sina @Vegan Heaven says
Audrey, this looks amazing!! I so gotta try this! :-) Porridge and pumpkin - what a great combo!
It is! It's a great way to dress up a porridge :)
Melissa @ vegan does it says
Yum! This porridge is everything I love about this time of year :) I will be making this one for sure!
Thanks Melissa! So glad you enjoyed it. Your photo on IG looked so yummy!
Alison @Food by Mars says
So dreamy... Audrey! I want to stuff my face in that bowl. Flavors are on point :)
Thanks Alison <3 Would be great with your pumpkin pie smoothie on the side ;)
Great filling porrigde to start the day..
Thank you. Can't say I disagree! :)
Audrey, this looks so delicious! I could have that here with our chilly spring mornings. And btw your website works well again! Yay! :)
Oh, yay, glad it works!
So someone from Australia enlightened me today that it's pumpkin season over at your end of the world too this time of year. It sort of baffled me for a moment to think of pumpkin season in spring :)
Ha, and the best thing is: in Autumn it's pumpkin season again! So I really have no excuse not to try this pumpkin spice stuff soon :)
I like your logic... :) I wish it was pumpkin season here in the spring too...
Kat from curlsnchard.com says
Mhhh, I love making this kind of porridge! I haven't tried molasses yet though - I've been meaning to for a while now, but when I'm out shopping it always slips my mind :D
Molasses is one of those ingredients that really grew on me over the years. I love it paired with chocolate, or warm fall and winter flavors -- like chai, cinnamon, pumpkin, apples, etc. So good. You should pick some up -- I'm sure you'll have fun with it :)
Linda @ Veganosity says
I will be making this with oats tomorrow morning. Looks amazing!
Enjoy it, Linda! <3
The Food Hunter says
that drizzle of maple syrup looks fabulous
Thank you! I love a good drizzle of maple and molasses -- makes everything better :)
This porridge sounds so warm, cozy and comforting. And your photos make it look so dreamy!
Thanks Jenn! It is cozy, and comforting, and dreamy :)
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
I totally do that too, get really excited about a new recipe and just forget about ones already waiting in line. And I am very glad you did this time because this goodness needed to be shared immediately!!!!! So creamy and easy and the molasses drizzle was a perfect finishing touch <3 I've been contemplating a recipe with pumpkin and raisins because I feel like they would be great together but you don't seem them paired up to often. You've convinced me though :)
Glad you can relate. I have soooo many recipes that needed to be shared, but I keep making new things that I'm totally excited about and can't contain :) I actually love pumpkin and raisins a lot! I like your brulee idea too <3 Can't wait to see your pumpkin raisin creation, if it comes to be :)
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
WOW! This porridge looks phenomenal, Audrey. So creamy, classic and delicious. I so want to dive into that gorgeous bowl. YUM!
Lucie @WIN-WIN FOOD says
Yum! I'm totally going for the buckwheat version :) I've been craving pumpkin nonstop lately and this sounds like the perfect seasonal breakfast <3
It's definitely a fast lane to get that pumpkin in :) And agreed on the buckwheat porridge -- my favorite!
Sophia @Veggies Don't Bite says
This sounds so warm and cozy Audrey! I'm thinking it's time to crank my AC and start eating fall because all things pumpkin are just yum!
Oh, man, I'll trade you all the porridge for a bit of heat!
Leah M @ love me, feed me says
I just want to curl up in this cozy bowl! Or yknow eat it. Such beautiful photos as usual!
Hmmm... this is making me think that having this bowl while curled up in something cozy is a must -- I should add it to the instructions ;)
Thanks so much, Leah!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I'm a werido, but every time I see the word porridge it makes my heart swoon, knowing that I'm about to see some creamy, hearty, warm, breakfast love in a bowl <3 This was no exception!
Haha. That's funny. I feel that way about fruit. And chocolate. But I think these fancier types of porridge may trigger something akin in me in no time :) Especially since it's getting so much cooler here. It's definitely a hearty and warm way to start the day <3
Bethany @ Athletic Avocado says
Oh my, this looks so creamy and delicious! What a perfect fall-inspired breakfast!
Thank you so much, Bethany! It's definitely very creamy and perfect for crisp and golden autumn mornings <3
Harriet Emily says
This porridge is beautiful Audrey, and perfect for Autumn! It looks and sounds so comforting. The maple adds the perfect sweetness too. Delicious!
Thanks Harriet. I was just on a very long drive today and seeing all the colors in nature change so drastically in just days amazed me -- everything is golden, and red, and so beautiful. And the air is getting so crisp. The winds were howling today. Fall is definitely here and it's no wonder I've been craving these warmer breakfasts and meals all of a sudden. This porridge is a perfect cozy breakfast for days like this <3
Josie Coco says
Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!
Thank you so much, Josie. Enjoy it!
Nissrine @ Harmony a la Carte says
Audrey you know how much I love porridge and I love pumpkin so this is like heaven to me. The ultimate comfort food. I have a similar recipe on the blog using a pear and kabocha puree so I can imagine exactly how this will taste...just heavenly and definitely deserves its own space, so good call on that. xo
Thank you, Nissrine! I love your porridge creations -- they are always so cozy <3 And now I have to go find your kabocha and pear version because that sounds amazing <3