Sticky Toffee Pudding Porridge

I really wanted to keep going with my dessert-for-breakfast challenge, as I’m having so much fun creating all these amazing recipes (and I’m enjoying tasting them as well!) but my idea for today was a little harder than the others I’ve come up with… How do you make sticky toffee pudding porridge without it tasting sickly and horrible and not at all what you want in the morning? I was wondering whether I should do a quick toffee sauce for this, but I tried it and it was way too much sugar for breakfast time, so in the end I decided to focus on the fruit, nuts and spices and just have a sprinkling of crunchy demerara sugar for flavour, and it worked!

I’m really pleased with this creation actually; I love dates and pecans, but – thank God – managed to side step the wickedly sickly version of what this could have been. I’m thinking this will be a lovely little indulgence for when the weather gets bitterly chilly! I hope you like it as much as I did, this is my idea of heaven in a bowl :)

Next up I really want to try and attempt a jaffa cake porridge flavour… Wish me luck!

Sticky Toffee Porridge

Sticky Toffee Porridge


50g of porridge oats

250ml of soy milk

One teaspoon of cinnamon

Half a teaspoon of allspice

One tablespoon of demerara or brown sugar

Small handful of chopped dates

Small handful of pecans


  1. Put all the ingredients in a pan and simmer for 5 minutes until thick and creamy. Top with more sugar and pecans.

Serves one


12 thoughts on “Sticky Toffee Pudding Porridge

  1. Funny – i had dessert for breakfast today! Pineapple coconut crumble with Coyo yoghurt. I sometime have icecream for breakfast too. When i told a pal they thought i was weird so now I can point them to this!

    • Porridge oats look like an oval, and instant ones are more ‘powdery’, but there’s not much difference to be honest – I like to use porridge oats, but the instant are cheaper, and I did actually use instant for this recipe :D x

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