Fig and Walnut Porridge

Fig and Walnut Porridge

Recently I’ve been eating porridge for breakfast every morning. Nothing beats a big bowl of steaming porridge on a cold winters morning. Normally I change my fruit toppings, but the other day I noticed we had dried figs and walnuts leftover from Christmas. I decided to try these in my porridge.

A study suggests that figs and walnuts are a great snack. Figs are loaded with very good quality antioxidants and walnuts are packed with fibre. Plus walnuts contain healthy fats that are great for the heart. Although this dried fruit and nut combination does make a delicious snack I think they make an even better breakfast.

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Serves 1


  • Bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Small saucepan
  • Stirring spoon


  • Fig x 2 – 4
  • Walnuts x 1 small handful
  • Porridge oats x 45g
  • Ground flax seed x 2 tbsp
  • Chia seeds x 1 tbsp
  • Pumpkin seeds x 1 tbsp
  • Blueberries or fruit of your choice x 1 handful
  • Ground sweet cinnamon or ground cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Oat milk x enough to cover the oats
  • Water x enough to break up the porridge in the morning


  • Cut the figs into quarters and put into the bowl.
  • Chop the walnuts into smaller pieces and put these into the bowl too.
  • Now put the oats, ground flax seed, chia seeds,pumpkin seeds and ground sweet cinnamon or ground cinnamon into the bowl.
  • Stir these ingredients together until everything is well mixed.
  • Pour over the oat milk until all the ingredients are covered in the milk.
  • Place in the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning, remove the porridge from the fridge.
  • Put a small pan on a high heat and add the porridge.
  • Add the water to the pan.
  • The porridge will probably come out of the bowl in one big lump.
  • Cut the banana into slices with the knife.
  • Next put this into the porridge along with a fruit of your choice into the saucepan.
  • Break it up with the stirring spoon and add as much water as you need to break up the mixture.
  • Turn the hob on to a medium heat.
  • Stir the mixture continuously until it’s warm all the way through.
  • You may need to add more water to the pan if it starts to become too thick for you.
  • Once it’s at a consistency you like, remove from the heat and pour back into the bowl.
  • Serve with honey or a topping of your choice and enjoy.
Fig and Walnut Porridge

Fig and Walnut Porridge was a delicious breakfast that I made for myself. My husband Howard and son Ted aren’t great fans of porridge but I love it. It’s one breakfast that helps to keep me going through the morning. I eat porridge during the winter and summer months but I much prefer it on a cold winters morning. However you decide to eat this breakfast, as always, please enjoy.