Pouched Egg, Tomato, Spinach Porridge

Pouched Egg, Tomato, Spinach Porridge

Savoury porridge I can honestly say is not something I have ever tried. The other day I was wondering what to have with my egg breakfast in the morning. Nowadays, due to a gluten allergy, I don’t eat bread and I’m not a fan of gluten free bread either. It’s not the taste but, I think, it’s the possibility that when they produce gluten free bread they was out the gluten from the wheat with bleach. Yuk, personally I would rather eat cardboard.

Therefore I’m always looking for healthy alternative to toast with my eggs. I have a made a lot of different alternatives, including quinoa breads and pancakes but I had never tried porridge. Recently I went online and I discovered a number of savoury porridge recipes. I decided to try my own version. I love to eat spinach, tomatoes and onion with my eggs. So I decided to add these to a porridge. The results were so good I had to share this recipe with you.

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  • Bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Saucepan
  • Egg poacher
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board


  • Eggs x 2
  • Gluten or gluten free porridge oats x 45g
  • Bone broth or a milk of your choice x 200mls
  • Water x to break up the porridge the next day
  • Ground flaxseed x 1 tbsps
  • Pumpkin seeds x 1 tbsps
  • Chia seeds x 1 tbsp
  • Spring onions x 4
  • Tomatoes x 2 medium
  • Avocado x 1/2
  • Spinach or kale x 1 handful


  • The night before weight the porridge into the bowl.
  • Add in the ground flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds.
  • Mix these ingredients together and pour over the bone broth or a milk or your choice.
  • Leave in the fridge overnight.
  • The next day remove the oats from the fridge and place them in the saucepan.
  • Add water to break up the porridge and other ingredients.
  • Now turn on the heat to high and stir all these ingredients together.
  • Keep stirring until the liquid starts to thicken.
  • Depending on how thick you like the porridge you may want to add a little more water.
  • Once the porridge is at a consistency you like remove it from the heat and set aside.
  • Next cut the tops and tails from the spring onions and slice into 1/2 centimetre pieces.
  • Slice the tomato in half and then slice and dice each half.
  • Put the frying pan onto a high heat and add the oil.
  • Once the pan is hot add in the spring onions and fry until they are soft.
  • Next add in the tomato and fry again for a further few minutes.
  • Finally add in the spinach and fry until it wilts.
  • If at any point the ingredients start to stick to the pan add a little bit of water and turn the heat down to a medium heat.
  • Add these ingredients to the porridge pan and stir together.
  • Set the porridge aside.
  • Now cooked the pouched eggs or you can fry them as well.
  • Pour the porridge into a serving bowl and add the eggs on top.
  • Slice the avocado in half and slice the half of the avocado.
  • Now serve and enjoy.
Pouched Egg, Tomato, Spinach Porridge

Pouched Egg, Tomato, Spinach and Porridge was delicious. To be honest, I made this breakfast for myself and I loved it. It was a little bit more complicated than just cooking porridge but the efforts were worth the results. My husband Howard and son Ted normally eat their eggs with toast. I knew they would not be upset not to eat this savoury porridge. Personally I think they did miss out but then again they are creatures of habit. I really enjoyed this warming breakfast and I think it’s perfect for a cold winter’s morning. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx