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Chia Seed Porridge with Apricots

Chloe from Forkful of Plants
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine English
Servings 1
We know that porridge is a healthy way to start the day, but have you ever tried boosting your porridge with chia seeds? This chia seed porridge is warm and filling, with seasonal apricots and nutty almond butter.


  • Small or medium saucepan


For the soaked chia seeds

  • 20 g chia seeds
  • 125 ml water

For the porridge

  • 30 g rolled oats
  • 35 g dried apricots chopped
  • 125 ml almond milk
  • 60 ml water
  • 2 tbsp dairy free greek yoghurt optional

To serve

  • Fresh apricots sliced (optional)
  • Almond butter optional
  • Chopped nuts optional


  • There are two methods you could follow to make this porridge. To get the most benefit out of your chia seeds, soak them overnight in water before making your breakfast.
  • To do this, put your chia seeds in a small ramekin with ½ cup (125ml) of water, and stir. Leave to sit for a minute, then stir again and place in the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning, combine the soaked chia seeds with the oats, chopped dried apricots, milk and water in a saucepan. Stir well, then bring the mixture to a low simmer over a medium heat. Simmer for around 5 minutes, stirring often, until the oats soften and the oatmeal thickens.
  • The second method is to use unsoaked chia seeds in the porridge. Simply stir the ingredients (minus the chia soaking water) together in a saucepan over a medium heat until thickened.
  • You can add extra milk or water if it is too thick for your liking. Stir through the yoghurt, if using, before serving.
  • To serve, top the porridge with fresh apricots, chopped nuts and an almond butter drizzle.


MAKING CHIA PORRIDGE IN ADVANCE: If you want to make this recipe even easier, you can make this as an overnight chia oatmeal recipe. Just mix all of the ingredients (except for the toppings) the night before and leave in the fridge. Soaking chia seeds overnight makes them even easier to digest, and making the porridge this way makes your mornings even easier too.
If you make this the night before, you can heat it up in the morning if you fancy a warm breakfast. To do this, just pour it into a saucepan and place over a medium heat until warm. Alternatively, pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
MULTIPLYING THIS RECIPE: This recipe multiplies really easily, so just increase the quantity of ingredients for 2, 3, or 4 people.


Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gFiber: 13gSugar: 15g
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