This pumpkin-spice porridge is a delicious twist on the traditional breakfast porridge that will warm up winter mornings. It’s the perfect recipe to start a cozy morning.

Porridge is a classic breakfast option for Ayurveda. It is a warm, cooked dish, nutritionally balanced and easy to digest. Furthermore, porridge is a versatile recipe, which can be improved by adding new ingredients, seasonings and toppings.

In this autumn and winter recipe we use pumpkin, honey, orange/apple, tahini/nut butter, pumpkin spice and honey to create an explosion of flavors and nutrients.

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Pumpkin-spice porridge

A delicious variation of porridge that will warm your winter mornings
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Ayurveda
Servings 2
Calories 554 kcal


  • 100 g oatflakes
  • 150 g pumpkin (before cooking)
  • 150 g Orange/ Apple
  • 20 g shredded flax seed
  • 2 Dates
  • 1 tbsp brown/coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp tahini/almond butter
  • 200 ml water
  • 200 ml milk
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice Alternative: cinnamon, cardamon powder, muscat powder
  • walnuts and honey to decorate (Optional)


  • Start with soaking your oats a night before for at least 30 minutes. Use pumpkin purée (steam or bake in the oven). The quick version is to cover small pumpkin pieces half with water, add a lid, and boil on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Mix soaked oats, milk, pumpkin purée, spices, and dates and let them simmer on a low heat for 5-10 minutes. Add more liquid if necessary.
  • In the end add the flax seed. As they are rich in healthy omega 3 fatty acids, is better to avoid cooking too long to keep the fat structures intact.
  • Meanwhile, caramelize 1 orange or apple. In a pan heat ghee, sugar and some water and add the fruit cut in pieces. Lei them cook together for few minutes.
  • Serve the warm porridge in a bowl with the caramelized fruit on top, sprinkle with walnuts and a tablespoon of tahini/almond butter and honey (according to your preferences.)



The caloric value was calculated per serving.
Recommendations for doshas:
Vata: is a perfect breakfast idea for Vata, due to its warming nourishing qualities.
Pitta:is a good choice for Pitta as well.
Kapha: small amounts are ok. This recipe has some ingredients that aggravate Kapha (pumpkin, milk). To adjust the recipe, use barley or millet flakes and use water/ almond milk or another non-diary alternative.
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