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Creamy pumpkin porridge

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  • Author: Alice Pagès
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: breakfast


This creamy pumpkin puree porridge is perfect for those mornings when you need a comforting, quick and easy breakfast. Vegan, low in sugar and GF.



Pumpkin porridge

  • 1 medjool date
  • 1 tbsp walnuts or pecan
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (see notes for homemade recipe)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt

Cooked apples

  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon


  1. Roughly chop the pitted date and the walnuts.
  2. Combine the almond milk, pumpkin puree, chopped date and walnuts, oats, buckwheat, sunflower seeds, maple, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a medium size saucepan over low heat.
  3. Bring to a simmer. Then reduce to minimum heat and cook for 5 minutes stirring often, until the mixture is thickened and get the right creamy consistency. If the porridge is too dry or thick, add a little more almond milk and stir.
  4. To make the cooked apple, start by cutting the apple in very thin slices. Heat the water and maple syrup in a small sauce pan over medium – high heat. Add the apple slices and a pinch of cinnamon and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until soft.
  5. Serve the pumpkin porridge still warm in a bowl and top with the cooked apple, pumpkin seeds, coconut yogurt and an extra cinnamon. 


  1. To make pumpkin puree from scratch: cut the pumpkin in half, stem to base. Remove seeds, pulp and skin. Cube the pumpkin into large pieces. Place in a saucepan filled with water. Bring to a boil and cook covered for about 20 minutes or until tender. Mix the steamed pumpkin in a blender until smooth.
  2. For a gluten free porridge, make sure you are using certified gluten free rolled oats.
  3. For a sugar free porridge, omit maple syrup. The date already brings natural sweetness.