Spiced Orange Porridge

Spiced orange porridge in a bowl with oranges and orange juice

We’ve all been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for this reason, we need to make sure to get it right. What better way to kick-start your day than with a bowl of spiced orange porridge, topped with slices of fresh zesty orange.

Oranges and cinnamon sticks

Porridge is one of my favorite breakfasts to make, as when it comes to adding flavors and toppings, skies the limit. You only need to check out Love Food Feeds social media to see how many variations of porridge there are. This spiced orange porridge is no exception; it’s zesty, creamy, warming, and absolutely delicious, perfect for those chilly days rolling in.

What is porridge?

Traditionally, porridge is made by cooking wholegrain oats that have been steel cut, rolled, or crushed with a liquid such as milk or water over a medium heat. You need to stir until the two ingredients are well incorporated and resemble a hot, creamy, smooth porridge. Making porridge is seriously easy and only takes a few minutes from start to finish, so there’s no excuse not to add porridge to your healthy breakfast list.

Is porridge good for you?

Oats are known as one of the champion grains; its packed full of important antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Studies have shown that this tiny grain can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, help control blood glucose levels, and even lower LDL cholesterol levels. One of the most popular ways to eat oats is by making porridge or oatmeal for breakfast. Many people find porridge very filling as the beta-glucan in the oats may increase the feeling of fullness, making this a helpful food to eat to aid in weight loss. Some of the important vitamins and minerals in oats are manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B5 to name but a few.

Spiced orange porridge in a bowl with oranges, cinnamon, and orange juice

Porridge vs Oatmeal

Porridge is a mixture of any grain, cereal, or legume boiled in water or milk. It can be made from any grain such as oats, rice, corn, maize, barley, and wheat. Whereas oatmeal is only made from ground oat groats with the bran removed. Many people think that porridge and oatmeal are basically the same things; they are similar but not the same. Porridge made with ground or steel-cut oats is called oatmeal, and porridge made from corn is called cornmeal. Porridge is super healthy and easy to digest, it consists of many vital nutrients too. I have spent my whole life thinking that porridge and oatmeal were the same things. To be honest, I hadn’t given much thought before my husband asked me what the difference was lol. But if you’re like me and have called this creamy boiled oat breakfast "porridge" it’s OK because oatmeal is, in fact, a type of porridge.

Best Porridge Recipes

If your looking for more porridge inspiration to take your breakfast to the next level, here is a list our top porridge recipe ideas

Sliced oranges on porridge in a bowl

How many Calories in porridge?

The calories in a bowl of porridge may vary depending on the type of milk you use. If you’re using full-fat milk, a bowl of porridge would be around 370 calories, for half-fat milk, the calorie count for a typical bowl of porridge would be around 220. If you’re looking to save on a few calories, you can also make your porridge with water, it’s not as creamy as using milk, but a serving of porridge would be less than 200 calories.

Spiced orange porridge in a bowl with oranges and orange juice

Spiced Orange Porridge

Love Food Feed
A beautifully creamy yet zesty orange porridge, it's a quick and easy porridge recipe to make and tastes delicious.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1
Calories 476 kcal



  • Place the oats into a saucepan then add the Milk, orange juice, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and the zest of half a fresh orange.
    50 g Porridge oats, 250 milliliters Milk, 1 tbsp Granulated sugar, ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp Vanilla extract, 50 milliliters Orange juice
  • Then simply bring it to a boil and then let the porridge simmer for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring through the whole cooking process so that the porridge cooks evenly.
  • When it’s finished cooking remove your porridge from the heat and let it stand for a minute.
  • Peel and slice up your orange.
    1 Whole Orange
  • Grab yourself a bowl and fill with the beautiful and creamy orange spiced porridge then simply top with slices of orange. If you want to add a bit more flavor sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon and orange zest.
  • Now all that’s left to do is enjoy.
    Spiced orange porridge in a bowl with oranges and orange juice


Tips and Tricks
If you don't have a zester, you can use a grater, the orange strands will be a little thicker but will still taste great. 


Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 16gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 111mgPotassium: 848mgFiber: 8gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 800IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 361mgIron: 2mg
Keyword breakfast ideas, healthy breakfast, orange juice, oranges, porridge, Quick & Easy, spiced orange
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