Porridge Buddha Bowls - 10 of the best recipes

June 17, 2016

Traditionally, Buddha bowls contain a variety of delicious and colourful savoury ingredients, when combined, create a nutritious and healthy meal. Why not emulate this trend for breakfast, using porridge as the base?

Creating a porridge Buddha bowl is really easy, all you need to do is make your MOMA porridge as you normally would then top with your favourite toppings.
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We’ve collected some of our favourite porridge Buddha bowl recipes below:
  1. The oats in our instant porridge provide you with slow release energy; but why stop there? Accelerate your pace by filling your bowl with all sorts of energy boosts. Try mixing in peanut butter and topping with sliced banana. Go nuts!
  2. We love peanut butter, so here is another peanut butter combo. One of the best compliments for our tasty oats is peanut butter and chocolate. This peanut butter choc combo certainly packs a nutritional punch. Think of it as a snickers bar in your porridge, if you will! Simply add a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter and 1-2 Tbsp. of cacao powder to your next porridge sachet. Sprinkle some peanuts on top for that extra crunch.
  3. If you're suffering with a cold, one of the best ways to beat it is to pile your Buddha breakfast bowl high with Vitamin C toppings. Every day, try something different, from apples and oranges to mangos and nectarines. 
  4. For a creamy, smooth and nutritious breakfast idea, use one of our plain (no added sugar) porridge sachets. To get that lovely sweet taste, add a few mango chunks, a handful of raspberries, and then serve with half an avocado sliced on top. Give your bowl a stir and embrace those wonderful healthy oils.
  5. Top a bowl of our delicious cranberry and raisin porridge sachets with sliced apples and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon powder. If you have some extra time to spare, heat the apples and cinnamon together for 5 minutes before stirring it through your porridge. Then drizzle over some honey. The addition of the super-spice cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar and reduce fatigue.
  6. For a low- calorie Buddha bowl that keeps you feeling full till lunch it’s our friend cranberry and raisin porridge sachets again. This time, mix it with pistachios. Pistachios are packed with essential nutrients and minerals that help your control your weight and lower your risk for heart problems. Pistachios actually contain fewer calories and more potassium and vitamin K per serving than other nuts.
  7. Another fantastic low-calorie option is grated pear and cinnamon. A little ground cinnamon added to the porridge before you add the water adds sweetness without adding sugar and the juicy grated pear is an easy way to get an extra piece of fruit into your day.
  8. We started 2016 with a bang by launching one of the world’s first gluten free, dairy free and vegan- friendly instant porridge pots! With our coconut and chia porridge pots, try adding some vanilla and almonds to enhance the tropical coconut flavour. It is a fantastic dairy free and vegan option.
  9. With Wimbledon coming up one of the yummiest ideas for your porridge is strawberries & cream. Chop up 3 strawberries and add 1 tbsp of cream. Easy as that! Whether you are sat on Murray mountain or on the bus on the way to work, you can enjoy those Wimbledon flavours anywhere.
  10. Who doesn’t love a weekend treat? Take one of our golden syrup porridge sachets and add an extra dollop of golden syrup, a sprinkle of chocolate chips and some slices of ripe banana.

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