Spiced porridge with maple nut butter

This gently spiced porridge is just what you need to warm your insides on a cold winter morning. Top with sliced banana, fruit, yoghurt and chia seeds for a nutrition-packed bowl, then drizzle with our tasty maple nut butter.

By Jo Wilcox
  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 2
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  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tbsp sugar (raw, caster or coconut sugar)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup of your favourite oats (or use ½ cup fine oats plus ½ cup wholegrain large oats for texture)
  • Sliced banana, fruit and berries, chia seeds, yoghurt and edible flowers (optional), to serve
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • 1
    Place the milk, spices, sugar and sea salt in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Heat gently to release the flavour of the spices.
  • 2
    Stir in the oats and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and creamy. Remove the cinnamon stick and star anise, transfer porridge to serving bowls and top with fruit, seeds and yoghurt.
  • 3
    Combine nut butter and syrup. Stir in a little warm water until it's smooth and runny then swirl over porridge. Scatter with a few edible petals if desired.