Orange-Beet Porridge

A healthy and colorful orange-beet porridge recipe to help brighten up those dark and cold winter mornings. Plant-based breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Category Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Autor Elle


For the orange-beet sauce:

  • 1 small beet, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 oranges, peeled (seeded if needed, I used sweet, juicy clementines, but any type is fine)
  • 1/4 cup water (60 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of cinnamon

For the porridge:

  • 1 cup fine-cut oats (100 g) (choose certified gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (250 ml)
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water (185 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • a generous pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 mashed ripe banana (optional)

To garnish:

  • chopped walnuts
  • blueberries, raspberries or other berries of choice


To make the orange-beet sauce:

  1. Add the beet, oranges, water, lemon juice and cinnamon to a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. (see note below). Transfer to a gravy holder.

To make the oatmeal:

  1. Place the oats into a saucepan together with the almond milk, boiled water, vanilla powder, and cinnamon. Add the mashed banana (if using). Stir to combine.
  2. Cook, covered, over medium to medium-low for about 8-10 minutes, or until oats have softened. Feel free to give it a stir a few times.

    NOTE: If the oats have soaked up too much of the liquid and you like your porridge quite saucy, feel free to stir in a little extra hot water or almond milk. Or keep the stove heat on low, so less liquid is absorbed.

  3. Remove the porridge from the heat and stir in 4 tablespoons (or to taste) of the orange-beet sauce. Transfer to serving bowls, top with fresh berries and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts. Alternatively, the orange-beet sauce can be poured over the porridge once served into bowls.
  4. The orange-beet sauce can be stored in the fridge, covered, for your next breakfast, or feel free to add it to your next smoothie.