Chocolate Orange Porridge; a recipe to welcome in Christmas


Choc Orange Porridge3It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with my new Porridge recipe. Now that December is here my thoughts turn to Christmas shopping on cold days, with perhaps even snow?

For trudging around in big boots and woolly hats you are going to need a hearty breakfast and what better than a seasonal themed Porridge. The inspiration for my new recipe comes from that rather famous chocolate, shaped like an orange. I have childhood memories of giving the orange shaped chocolate a little tap to separate the chocolate orange segments, and then my Christmas was made.

To see you through the festive period here is my take on ‘Chocolate Orange Porridge’

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Chocolate Orange Porridge

Serves: Two

Cooking & Preparation Time: 8 mins


1 1/2 cups of jumbo oats

3 cups of full cream milk (the creamier the better!)

1/3 teaspoon of orange oil (I used Steenbergs orange extract oil)

2 sweet Clementines

2 dessert spoonfuls of orange hot chocolate powder (I used Montezumas mandarin drinking chocolate)


Pour the oats and milk into a heavy based saucepan and stir thoroughly.

Place the saucepan over a high heat and stirring constantly cook for 2mins.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir in the orange oil.

Keep stirring the oats for a further 2-3 mins or until you have a ice creamy Porridge consistency.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside.

Remove the peel and pith from the Clementines and separate the segments. 

Then pour the Porridge into two bowls.

Garnish with the Clementine segments, sprinkle over the chocolate flakes and serve hot to enjoy on a winters morning.  

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