Recipe: PB & J Porridge (V, GF, RSF)

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You guys!! There is nothing better than a big bowl of warm porridge. Although I love my smoothies for breakfast, I can’t say no to a cozy bowl of cooked oats. On rainy days, making warm porridge is the most comforting thing in the world to me. So I present to you…PB & J porridge!

This PB & J Porridge:

  • is exceptionally comforting and warming, especially on a cold Winter’s day!
  • won’t make your blood sugar spike and will keep you energized throughout the morning
  • is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients to help balance hormones, support healthy digestion and promote energy!
  • is just plain old delicious – why argue with that?

Boost Your PB & J Porridge

Seeds, oats and nut butter all contain essential amino acids and are good sources of protein, but to up the protein content in this PB & J porridge, simply add a few tbsp of your favourite vegan protein powder (I like vanilla pea protein). This is a great idea for those who experience energy drops throughout the day or those who exercise before breakfast.

To make a healthier berry jam alternative, try my Chia Seed Jam recipe! It’s so easy to make and keeps for a while.

Don’t like warm porridge? Try this recipe as overnight oats! Simply mix together cold and leave in the fridge for a delicious on-the-go breaky the next day. Simple as that!

Does peanut butter trigger acne?

Many people find that peanut butter can be a major acne trigger. This is likely due to the mold that grows (aka “aflatoxins”) on poor quality, old peanuts. A great way to avoid this is to buy “valencia” peanut butter (Kirkland Costco brand carries this), choose an organic 100% natural peanut butter OR swap for any acne-friendly nut/seed butter like:

  • almond butter, hazelnut butter, macadamia nut butter
  • pumpkin seed butter, sunflower seed butter

Curious about what to eat to clear your acne? Check out this blog post.

Want more breakfast recipes? Try these:

Recipe: PB & J Porridge (V, GF, RSF)

Recipe by The Pure Life


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A comforting breakfast option packed with protein.


  • 1/3 cup of rolled whole oats

  • 1/2 cup of water

  • 1/2 cup of plant milk (I like almond or coconut)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp seeds (I like chia)

  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder or 3 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 1 tbsp raw honey

  • To top: unsweetened coconut yoghurt, sliced almonds, organic peanut butter and a handful of berries (fresh or frozen)


  • Add the oats to a medium sized pot and give them a good rinse (this helps remove phytic acid for healthy digestion OR choose sprouted oats like the One Degree Organics rolled oats).
  • Over medium heat, slowly cook the oats in the water, plant milk and cinnamon, stirring well. Once nice and cooked (about 5 minutes), add in the seeds and optional protein powder and sweetener.
  • Top with a tbsp of each: coconut yoghurt, peanut butter and berries. Enjoy warm or take to work in a glass storage container!