Ayurvedic Breakfast Porridge (+ the best granola topping ever!)

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In Ayurveda freshly cooked oat porridge is highly recommended for breakfast. Oats contain vitamins B1 and B6 and are made from the whole grain, so you get everything from the plant and feel pleasantly saturated for a couple of hours.

This breakfast is balancing, easy to digest, filling, soothing, warming and nourishing to your body, heart and soul – perfect for chilly autumn mornings!


Preparation time: 15–20 mins
Main ingredients: oats, plant-milk, banana
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, low-fat



1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if that is a concern; you can use buckwheat, millet or quinoa for kapha)

2 1/2 to 3
cups plant-based milk (e.g. almond milk for vata, oat milk or soy milk for pitta, and soy milk for kapha)

1/4 cup raisins (or dates, for pitta)

1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced

1 apple (kapha) or pear (kapha, pitta) or plums (vata), chopped
2 ripe bananas, mashed or sliced (vata; omit for kapha and pitta, and instead sweeten your porridge with honey or maple syrup afterwards)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

4 cardamom seeds, crushed

(optional) 1-2 tsp of adaptogens such as maca, ashwagandha or reishi

toppings of your choice, e.g. maple syrup, coconut sugar, chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruit (such as dates, apricots or figs), coconut yogurt, nut butter ...

* In Ayurveda, it is generally recommended to eat fresh fruits separately, however, since they are cooked along with the porridge in this recipe and therefore no longer raw, I find them to be easily digestible! But see how your body reacts. Dried fruits can be consumed with any food, ideally for breakfast.

the best granola topping ever

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup buckwheat
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flaxseed
2-4 tbsp cacao nibs 
1 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 to 1 tsp salt
cinnamon, to taste
2/3 cups syrup (e.g. molasses, maple syrup, agave syrup...) 
5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp tahini or other nut butter


Mash your bananas. In a small saucepan heat up the mashed banana, as well as your plant milk. When it comes to a boil, add oats, raisins, ginger, apple/pear, cinnamon, and cardamom. Stir, and reduce heat. Then leave to simmer for at least 15 minutes. In the meantime you could take a shower or meditate :) 

During this time the porridge thickens and becomes wonderfully creamy without stirring much. Plus, it's now at an edible temperature.

To serve, transfer into your favourite breakfast bowl and top it off with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or nut butter, and perhaps the best granola topping ever! Enjoy!



  1. Could you please share the instructions to make the granola - looks so delicious! Thank you ♡

    1. Sure! Here's how I make all of my granola:

      Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Then add all wet ingredients (i. e. melted coconut oil, syrup, and nut butter). Mix well to evenly combine everything.
      Transfer the mixture onto a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread loosely.
      Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring once half way through baking. When it's golden brown, it's ready! Take out of the oven and allow to cool for half an hour or longer.

      Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by! :)

    2. Thank you so much! ♡