Loaded Vegan Protein Porridge

Porridge is probably one of the healthiest breakfasts that you can have, and it is really filling, which I believe is so important for the first meal of the day because it provides you with all the energy you need. It is an infamous ‘slow-release’ food, which helps to prevent burn out and leaves you feeling fuller for longer. Another great thing about porridge is that it is a fantastic naturally vegan and gluten-free option, without having lots of sugar added to it like some free-from cereals – which is nice occasionally, but on a daily basis it is likely you will need and want something more nutritious and good for you.

Porridge is also so versatile. The oats are the constant, but everything else can be tweaked to preference. You can use any type of plant milk or simply water; you can do overnight oats (or overnight porridge, I stand by) by just soaking your mix overnight; and you can add in anything that you want! Of course, this all encourages some culinary creativity and you will probably want to tailer your bowl to your own liking. However, this Loaded Vegan Protein Porridge recipe is my personal go to. It is easy, vegan, gluten-free, and full of protein – boasting just over 30g of pure protein from natural sources – and I’ve decided to share what goes into it to give you some porridge inspiration. This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a simple but delicious way to start your day right and equip yourself with the energy, strength and nutrients that you need.


> 40g Porridge Oats (Optionally ensure gluten-free)

> 250-350ml Unsweetened Fortified Soya Milk (Or any plant milk, or water)

> 2 TBSP Pumpkin Seeds

> 1 Small Handful of Whole Almonds

> 2 TBSP Hemp Seeds

> 2 TBSP Chia Seeds

> 1 TSP of Sweetener of Choice (Optional)

> Optional Protein Powder Supplement


1) Put oats into a saucepan and cover entirely with the soya milk, or whatever liquid you are using. If you want it thick, use the lesser amount of milk and if you want it more loose and creamy then use the higher amount of milk. I find using a plant milk adds to the creaminess and general flavour, but water works just fine too.

2) Cook the porridge mixture on the hob on the lowest heat possible, for around 10-15 minutes, stirring regularly. If you’re short on time, boost up the heat to medium and keep watch on it, stirring often, for around 5-7 minutes. This is a great time to combine some protein powder into it if you are using – I personally use two servings of Pulsin’s Unflavoured Soya Protein Powder, which boosts my bowl over a whopping 50g of protein in one meal.

3) When the oats have swollen and the mix has become a really creamy and thickened consistancy, remove from the heat and transfer to your bowl.

4) Simply add all of the other ingredients and stir well to mix everything in. I like to add a little bit of something sweet in at this point. Sugar of any kind gives a nice caramelised flavour, whereas honey or syrup provides a slight glaze to the dish. Alternatively, jam makes a nice change with a fruity undertone. The porridge should have cooled by the time you have combined everything, and you can eat up straight away!

This Loaded Vegan Protein Porridge recipe makes one large portion. I hope that you enjoy – please let me know what you think in the comment section below and drop a like! And if you want more content like this and more delivered straight to your inbox, make sure that you hit that subscribe button!


6 thoughts on “Loaded Vegan Protein Porridge

  1. I love porridge so so heathy I have it ever morning and this time one is becoming my everyday favourite. Thanks, I really enjoy your recipes.

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