Pumpkin spice porridge is a fabulous way to supercharge your family’s morning. Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, potassium and vitamin C. The secret ingredient in this delicious and filling porridge recipe from 'Wholesome Child: Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook' is a sprinkle of anti-inflammatory cinnamon, which brings out the sweetness of the pumpkin and helps to balance those sweet sugar cravings.


  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

  • 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice

  • 1 cup filtered water

  • 1/3 cup butternut pumpkin, peeled, steamed and pureed

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder

  • 1/2 tbs coconut oil, ghee or butter


  • 1.

    Place oats, almond milk and water in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about five minutes until thick and creamy.

  • 2.

    Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon and vanilla and stir to combine.

  • 3.

    Simmer on low heat for another two minutes.

  • 4.

    Remove from heat, add coconut oil and stir through.

  • 5.

    Allow to cool a little before serving.


Tip: Serve immediately, store in the fridge for up to four days or freeze for up to four months. For older children, add 1 tbs of maple syrup for extra sweetness if desired.

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