Porridge is a classic Ayurveda breakfast that is very gentle for your digestive system, especially in the cold and windy season. This sweet version with steamed warm fruit of the classical ayurvedic breakfast porridge will warm your heart. Start a wonderful day with a delicious, healthy, fully-fledged and easily digestible porridge.

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Porridge is a classic breakfast option for Ayurveda. It is a cooked dish, nutritionally balanced and easy to digest. Also, it’s super versatile and you can improve it using different seasonings and toppings.

This recipe is very nutritionally balanced. Oats are an excellent source of protein and carbohydrates and flaxseeds or chia seeds are rich in good fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients.

In addition, fruits bring even more micronutrients and fiber to this dish, making it even healthier and tastier. In this recipe we use apples, pears and bananas, but you can replace them with fruits you have in your pantry.

Make this unconventional sweet porridge with steamed warm fruit and surprise yourself!! Don’t forget to rate this recipe and leave your thoughts in the comments!

Photo of a brown-rimmed blue bowl of Sweet porridge with warm fruit topped with diced apple and ground cinnamon for garnish.

Sweet porridge with steamed warm fruit

A classic Ayurveda breakfast that is very gentle for your digestive system, especially in the cold and windy season.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Ayurveda
Servings 2
Calories 497 kcal


  • 1 cup oat flakes alternative: millet, rice or barley flakes
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed or chia seeds
  • 3 cups water or milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp ghee/coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Soak cereal flakes overnight or soak them in water/milk for at least 30 minutes before boiling.
    This step will reduce the phytin content. This acid binds magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc. A soaking time of about 30 minutes reduces the content of phythin and thus the minerals can be better absorbed.
  • Add the chia/flaxseed. They will soak a part of the liquid as well, so depending on the consistency that you prefer add more water if needed.
  • Ideally, use good quality organic and not homogenized milk. Vegan alternatives such as soy, oats, and almond milk are also excellent.
    Simmer on low heat in a saucepan for about 5 minutes.
  • Cut the fruit into cubes and heat with ghee/coconut oil and a little water for 3-5 minutes over a low heat. Add spices such as cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla.
    This step is important because it neutralizes the acids and cold elements that the raw fruit normally has.



The caloric value was calculated per serving.

Agni, the digestive fire is thus strengthened and this will optimally support the digestive system. Eating warm is one of the main recommendations in Ayurveda.
Effect: binds acids, relieves metabolism, and strengthens the body.
Recommendations for doshas:
Vata: Rice, wheat, and oatmeal are very suitable.
Spices: cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and milk.
Pitta: rice, wheat, and spelt flakes
Spices: cardamom, vanilla, and some ghee
Kapha: Barley flakes and some honey
Do you know what a dosha is? Find out your dosha here.
Keyword Ayurveda, Healthy food, Vegetarian, Weight loss

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3 responses

  1. 5 stars
    I love it, delicious, healthy, wholesome and digestible. Just perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    Ich liebe diesen Porridge! Sonst bekomme ich von Porridge mit frischem Obst immer Sodbrennen. Der Tip mit dem kurzen erhitzen der Früchte in Kokosöl war für mich der Game Changer, kein Sodbrennen mehr, total bekömmlich! Meine Variante ist Banane-Mango, einfach und superlecker! Danke!

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