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Winter Chai Porridge

This one is a little heart warmer. It’s cold here is Sydney at the moment, and while the sun is out, it’s lacking some serious heat. So for a satisfying, hearty breakfast (without piling on the pounds) try my new favourite Winter Chai Porridge. So quick to make, and seriously tasty. Make this the night before if you can’t spare 15 minutes in the morning, then simply reheat and devour.




½ teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon Natvia (stevia) or raw honey, to taste.

1 teaspoon pepitas
2 pieces uncrystallised ginger
1 tablespoon oats
2 walnuts, broken
1 tablespoon rinsed quinoa (rinsed)
1 teaspoon dried fruit


  1. Add all porridge ingredients in a saucepan over low heat and stir to combine.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, on a low heat for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Add a little water it your porridge gets too thick.
  4. Serve in your favourite bowl with topping sprinkled over.


Make this child-friendly by stir through some cacao nibs once cooked, and skip the topping.
If you are really pushed for time, microwave porridge ingredients for 2-3 minutes on high.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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