Nourishing, Comforting Porridge With Fruit & Nuts

Fight off the sniffles and give “comfort food” a new and healthy meaning with this wonderful, warm porridge—a luscious treat for a January evening.

Current scientific evidence indicates that whole grains play an important role in lowering the risk of chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and also contribute to body weight management and gastrointestinal health.

Ginger is among the most beneficial roots on earth, battling a wide range of ailments from colds to joint pain.

Cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom are time-tested spices that boost immunity.

Almonds and walnuts are a powerhouse of nutrition.

Fruit, fresh or dried, is an essential source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Combined together, these ingredients make a superb bowl of good health for you and your family.

Here is the recipe:

Warming Porridge (serves 4)

  • 1 cup combined whole grains (steel cut oats, flaxseed, spelt, kamut, millet)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Seeds from 4 cardamom pods, powdered
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • Sea salt to taste

Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a heavy bottomed saucepan.

Tip in the grains, spices and salt.

Let stand for a couple of hours, then simmer gently until the grains are tender and fully cooked. This should take up to 20 minutes.

Serve with warmed organic milk, chopped almonds, brown sugar and fresh or dried fruit. (Discard the cinnamon stick.)


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Bridget Robertson

Sounds goid.

Jessica Grieshaber

Looks good. Thank you!

Brad H.
Brad H.1 years ago


Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.1 years ago


Mary T.
Mary T.1 years ago

good recipe for a cold Saturday morning, thanks for sharing

Manuela C.
Manuela C.1 years ago

Yummy, love porridge!

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M G.1 years ago

Sounds and looks delicious! Thanks.

Past Member 1 years ago

Thank you.

Nanette A.
Nanette a.1 years ago

Sounds good on a cold winter day :) Thank you!

Wonder G1 years ago

Delicious and healthy.