In autumn or winter I prefer porridge to overnight oats, so this version of peanut butter porridge is based on my favourite Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter Recipe.
The final consistency of the porridge depends on what type of oats you use, but I usually go for proper old fashioned oats (Scottish oats) as they have a thicker texture (and don’t get too mushy).
I usually make this porridge just for me, so I use the microwave to boil my porridge. You can double/triple the recipe and use a saucepan on the hob or a large bowl in the microwave to prevent your porridge from overflowing.
How to add more protein to your porridge
- Dark Chocolate
- Protein Powder
- Peanut Butter Powder
- Chia Seeds
Toppings that work great with peanut butter porridge
- Any kind of seeds ( you can try my sugar & cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds)
- Pinch of warming spice (try cinnamon, or my Pumpking Pie Spice or Gingerbread Mix spice)
- Vanilla extract
You can use any oats you have, including gluten free oats.
You are welcome to use any milk you have at hand – full-fat, semi-skimmed, skimmed, dairy free or any plant based milks. You can even make this porridge with just water. The taste will change slightly depending on what type of milk you use.
You don’t need to use sugar, if you don’t want to. I’m trying to cut out as much sugar as I can from my diet, so I use only 1-2 teaspoons. You can swap the brown sugar for normal sugar or honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or any other type of sugar you have.
I prefer smooth peanut butter, but crunchy peanut butter works well with this recipe
- Add a tiny pinch of salt to bring all the flavours together and make the porridge less bland
- If you don’t have milk, use water instead and add a table spoon of yoghurt, cream or powdered milk in just before you serve your porridge.
More oats recipes
Peanut Butter Porridge
- 40 grams porridge oats 1/2 cup
- 200-250 ml milk 1 cup
- 1 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar white sugar, honey, maple sugar
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or more to your taste
- tiny pinch salt
- Measure out the oats and add to a smaller saucepan together with most of the milk, sugar and tiny pinch of salt.
- Stir the porridge mixture and bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat and carry on stirring until your porridge thickens a little. This takes about 2-3 minutes.
- Add more milk if the mixture looks too thick
- Take off the heat, add the peanut butter and stir in.
- Serve straight away with toppings of your choice or on it's own.