Winter Porridge

“Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,

pease porridge in the pot, nine days old,

Some like it hot, some like it cold,

Some like it in the pot, nine days old.”

As this old nursery rhyme goes, porridge is my children’s favourite breakfast in the winter (they switch to muesli with cold milk when the weather gets warm) and they do like it cold. But serve it twice and they won’t eat it. I microwave it but they never get fooled.

So what do I do? Transform it into ‘porridge cookies’. With a rather fancy name and new fresh ingredients added, the humble porridge from early morning turns into my children’s favourite afternoon snack.

Here’s what I do with leftover porridge:

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In the morning, I make porridge with some chopped bananas and cinnamon. Alternatively, the children like grated apples in it. In addition to fruits, I add ground almond, flax seeds and whatever good things I find in the pantry.


I mix the leftover porridge with chopped apples, dried fruits such as raisins, chia seeds, cinnamon, milk (I often add oatmilk).


They’re a bit sticky but don’t worry. They’ll crisp up at 180 C (350 F). Leave them in the oven for about 25-30 minutes. Keep checking so they don’t burn!


Here you go!


Showing her humble (but healthy and yummy) ‘porridge cookie’ to her friends.


More ‘cookies’ waiting at home!