Sugar-Free Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Breakfast Porridge + Mix For Lunch Boxes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, there is no doubt about it… but still many of us tend to skip it, including myself.

I decided it’s time to break this bad habit and start eating healthy porridge for breakfast. So far so good, I managed to eat relatively healthy and have my breakfast for the whole week.

On a different note, if you are following me on social media you may know I’m taking part in 52 week photography challenge, this week’s theme was B&W, you can see latest images from the project here.

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  • ½ cup oats cooked in 1 cup boiling water (a bit more for stove cooking)
  • splash or two of milk
  • 1 tbs cranberries
  • 1 tbs toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbs sultanas or raisins (for extra sweetness) – optional
  • ½ tsp flax seeds / linseeds
  • honey – to taste
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Cook oats with water (I prefer stove cooking but if you are in hurry use microwave).
  2. Transfer to the serving bowl and add milk, fruits, seeds.
  3. Season to taste with honey and salt.
  4. Stir and enjoy! :)

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To make it even easier I toasted whole batch of pumpkin seeds and mixed them with sultanas and cranberries so I can just add this mix to the oats in the morning.

I also use the same mix + some dried apricots for my girls’ lunch boxes.

If you are looking for more healthy oatmeal recipes, then try: Oatmeal-Rhubarb Porridge from Little Sunny Kitchen, Raspberry and hazelnut porridge from Jen’s Food, Chocolate Porridge from Tin and Thyme, Bircher muesli with berries and nuts (raw porridge) from Family Friends Foods, Top of the Morning Muesli from From The Healthy Heart, Sugar Free Sunflower Seed & Apple Granola with Honey, Homemade Maple Syrup Granola with Pecans, Cashews and Brazils, Sugar-free Acacia Honey & Almond Granola or Spiced Oatmeal with Pecans and Cinnamon I made a while ago.

Your thoughts…

  1. Mmm, I love porridge. My mum used to make it (still does actually) with oatmeal, water and salt. Cooked very slowly overnight, it turned out the consistency of cream and is delicious. Thanks for including a link to my chocolate porridge.

  2. a lovely idea Margot and a great way to add texture and flavour to weekday breakfasts!

  3. I’m really rather partial to nuts, seeds and raisins on my porridge. A lovely, hearty breakfast recipe this!

  4. Mmm, oats! I never really liked them until I started having them for breakfast after I broke my leg last year and now they are my regular breakfast. I mix it up, sprinkling sometimes with blueberries, sometimes with sultanas and nuts, or sometimes with chopped fresh fruit like nectarines. Delicious. love your seed & fruit mix – can you please come and pack MY lunchbox? ;)

  5. I’m a big fan of oats! My Mum is Russian and she used to make porridge all the time when I was little, she still does actually! It is very common in Russia to have Porridge for breakfast. I love adding seeds, nuts, dried fruits to my oatmeal, as well as sliced fresh fruits! Thanks for linking to my Oatmeal rhubarb porridge! :)

  6. I’ve been trying to clean up my meals and while I have plain muesli with fruit every day, I’m getting bored of it. Going to try this, it looks brilliant! Thanks so much for the recipe. Pinning now too! x

  7. I adore pumpkin seeds. This looks like such a great way to start the day – so crunchy and healthy.

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