PB & J Porridge (VE, GF)

Breakfast food is the way to my heart.

Eggs any way, bread (all the bread!), full English, porridge… I love it all!

But, I love my bed even more.

PB & J Porridge (VE, GF) ● Vegan breakfast recipe ● Cake + Whisky

That means that if I’m going to actually eat breakfast, it has to be super easy/quick to make because I’m not going to swap sleeping time for cooking time.

Which is the case for this PB & J porridge.

PB & J Porridge (VE, GF) ● Vegan breakfast recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Creamy, nutty, filling, satisfying, accidentally vegan (!!) and suuuuuuuper quick to make, it’s the breakfast of dreams.

100% my jam!

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PB & J Porridge (VE, GF)

Sticky Date Porridge (VE)

Forget about date night – it’s all about the date morning nowadays. The sticky date porridge mornings, that is!

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My love for cake-inspired porridge is really no secret (see here, here and here).

But what can I say… If it tastes like pudding whilst actually having the nutritious values of the breakfast of champions, I just can’t resist it!

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The perfect crossing between the traditional British pudding and the most comforting of all breakfasts, this sticky date porridge is the ultimate cold-weather breakfast.

Warm, comforting and utterly satisfying!

Sticky Date Porridge (VE) ● Vegan Breakfast Recipes ● Cake + Whisky

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Sticky Date Porridge (VE) ● Vegan Breakfast Recipes ● Cake + Whisky

So what do you say? Breakfast date?

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Sticky Date Porridge (VE)

Banana Bread Porridge (Vegan)

The days are getting shorter.

The nights are getting longer.

And every day, it’s becoming a little bit harder to gather the strength to get out of bed as soon as the alarm rings.

But worry not – I know just the trick.

Banana Bread Porridge (VG) • Breakfast Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Cake for breakfast with a healthy twist. That’s the trick.

Exibit A – my banana bread porridge.

Banana Bread Porridge (VG) • Breakfast Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Warming, comforting, stuffed with fruit, fibre and bags of potassium, banana bread porridge is the ultimate brekkie to peel awesome all autumn long!

Take that, SAD!

Banana Bread Porridge (VG) • Breakfast Recipe • Cake + Whisky

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More cake-inspired breakfast recipes

Cranberry bakewell porridge (V, VG & GF options)

Lemon drizzle porridge (V, VG & GF options)

Sticky toffee porridge (VG, GF option)

Cranberry oatmeal cake (V)

Banana Bread Porridge (Vegan)

Sticky Toffee Porridge (Vegan, GF)

In my mind, the perfect weekday breakfast must be three things:

  1. Super quick to make (because the less time I spend in the kitchen, the more time I spend in bed).
  2. Somewhat healthy (nothing like a super sugary brekkie to ensure a monster sugar rush come 10 am).
  3. Quite filling (because if I’m hungry an hour later, what’s even the point of breakfast?).

Guilt-free sticky toffee porridge (Vegan, GF) || Cake + Whisky

This Sticky Toffee Porridge is a weekday breakfast dreamboat.

Guilt-free sticky toffee porridge (Vegan, GF) || Cake + Whisky

It meets all three of the above criteria, obviously.

It takes less than 10 minutes to make from start to finish and as few as 3 minutes if you make the date caramel ahead of time.

It’s free of processed sugar and packed full of good for you ingredients. Vitamins and minerals in the dates; healthy fats, protein, magnesium and vitamin E in the almonds; fiber-rich oats (that helps keeping you full ’til lunchtime)…

Guilt-free sticky toffee porridge (Vegan, GF) || Cake + Whisky

It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free (provided that you use gluten-free oats).

And then it tastes like sticky toffee pudding.

Guilt-free sticky toffee porridge (Vegan, GF) || Cake + Whisky

Guilt-free cake for breakfast? It’s a date!

Guilt-free sticky toffee porridge (Vegan, GF) || Cake + Whisky

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 Looking for more breakfast ideas?

Try my zesty lemon drizzle porridge or treat yourself to a slice of French yoghurt cake!

Sticky Toffee Porridge (Vegan, GF)

Lemon Drizzle Porridge

Nothing beats cake for breakfast.

But this lemon drizzle porridge comes a close second, especially on chilly winter mornings.

Lemon drizzle porridge recipe | Cake + Whisky

Inspired by one of my favourite cake, it’s a dreamboat of a breakfast treat.

Lemon drizzle porridge recipe | Cake + Whisky

You see, the thing is, it’s packed-full of super healthy stuff (oats! lemon! almonds! blueberries) and yet, it actually tastes like cake.

Lemon drizzle porridge recipe | Cake + Whisky

I kid you not, having it for breakfast is pretty much the same as liking clean the lemon drizzle cake batter bowl. Or the blueberry muffin one.

Expect much better for your waistline, obviously.

So if life gives you lemon (and it’s breakfast time), you know what to do!

Lemon drizzle porridge recipe | Cake + Whisky

Lemon drizzle porridge (serves 1)
Ingredients:
  • 30g porridge oats
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 200ml water
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla syrup
  • 1 handful blueberries + a few to garnish
  • 5 almonds, roughly chopped to garnish
Method:

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the oats, almond flour, water, lemon zest and vanilla syrup. Leave to soak for 10 minutes, then heat to a medium heat and cook until it reaches the consistency you like (about 5min), stirring regularly.

2. In a small saucepan, cook the blueberries until you get a rough compote (about 2 minutes). Taste and add a little bit of vanilla syrup if necessary, then take off the heat.

3. Pour the porridge in a bowl or jar and top with the blueberry compote. Garnish with the fresh blueberries and chopped almond and eat immediately.

Lemon Drizzle Porridge

Cranberry Bakewell Porridge

There are days when the best thing you should really just stay in bed. And I’m afraid today is one of those days.

First of all, it’s Monday. And I don’t care how many inspirational quote are in my Insta feed, Mondays suck.

But today is some sort of next level Monday because TUBE STRIKE!!

I don’t take the tube, so it really shouldn’t matter all that much, if it wasn’t for the fact that the buses are fucking packed and I wasted an hour of my time waiting to see if one of them would stop at my bus stop to let people in and NOP, NOT GONNA HAPPEN, YOU CAN JUST WALK ACROSS ALL OF LONDON YOU FOOL.

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That said, as with all suck-y morning, there are some silver linings, including getting to go back home for breakfast in bed while browsing through emails.

Cranberry Bakewell Porridge (healthy, vegan) | Cake + Whisky

And when said breakfast happens to be a vibrant bowl of Cranberry Bakewell Porridge, it makes up for the suckiest of mornings.

Cranberry Bakewell Porridge (healthy, vegan) | Cake + Whisky

Inspired by the classic British dessert, it’s indulgent yet healthy.

Cranberry Bakewell Porridge (healthy, vegan) | Cake + Whisky

Packed full of breakfast-y goodness, vegan and ready in minutes, it’s the best day to start the day on a berry good note!

Cranberry Bakewell Porridge (healthy, vegan) | Cake + Whisky

Cranberry Bakewell Porridge (serves 1)

Ingredients: 

  • 30g porridge oats
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (+ more for serving)
  • seeds for 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 250ml water or milk
  • small handful fresh or frozen cranberries (swap for 10-12 ripe cherries in season, stone removed)
  • 8-10 almonds, roughly crushed

1. In a small pan, put the cranberries, 1 tbsp maple syrup and a few tbsp of water. Cook for a few minutes until you get a jammy texture. Set aside.

2. In a small pot, mix together the porridge oats, ground almonds, 1 tbsp maple syrup, vanilla seeds and 250ml water/milk. Cook on medium heat, stirring continuously until it thickens (add more water if necessary).

3. Pour the porridge into a bowl, top with the cranberry ‘jam’ and the crushed almonds and serve immediately.

Cranberry Bakewell Porridge