Pumpkin Spiced Porridge

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This recipe is brought to you by Ocado

Food writer Esther Clark has devised this Pumpkin Spiced Porridge, a nourishing, veg-boosted treat for autumn that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.


  • 80g quick-cook oats or fine oatmeal
  • 100g pumpkin purée
  • 50ml milk (any type)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 tsp extra thick double cream (optional)


1. Cook the oats in a small pan over the hob as per pack instructions.

2.  Stir in the pumpkin purée and milk, then sweeten to taste with maple syrup and a little cinnamon.

3.  Divide the porridge between 2 bowls and, working quickly, drizzle a spoonful of cream over each in at least three concentric circles.

4.  Drag a cocktail stick or knife tip through from the centre a few times to create a spider’s web effect; serve immediately.

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