Food / Wellbeing

Energise with this warming winter breakfast

As the mornings become cooler, our bodies crave warmth and fuel to energise us through the day, and this heavenly Carrot Spice Porridge is perfect to do just that. Whilst it’s easy to turn to quick breakfasts that see you out the door, to make time for a home cooked breakfast such as this a couple of mornings a week. Porridge with oats or quinoa flakes to slowly release energy into your body throughout the day, spices for flavour, carrot for antioxidant rich carotenes and a touch of crunch and nourishing fats from walnuts too. A bowl of delicious, winter energy and warmth.

Carrot Spice Porridge


2/3 cup quinoa flakes or rolled oats
2/3 cup almond milk
2/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 carrot, grated
1/4 cup raisins, sultanas or currants
1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons rice malt syrup


Place rolled oats or quinoa in a small saucepan with almond milk, water and spices, bring to a simmer, covered, on medium heat.

Remove lid, add carrot, raisins (or choice of dried fruit), and rice malt and cook a further 4-5 minutes.

Jacqueline Alwill is a qualified, practicing nutritionist, author of Seasons to Share and director at The Brown Paper Bag.