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Gingerbread man porridge​ recipe

Gingerbread man porridge​ recipe

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A wonderfully festive Christmas breakfast idea; porridge made with cinnamon and nutmeg then topped with a mini gingerbread man, banana, blueberries and chocolate stars. If you want to get the kids involved, set up little bowls with the topping for them to add themselves. See method

  • Serves 2
  • Takes 15 mins
  • 299 calories / serving


  • 50g porridge oats
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • pinch ground cinnamon, plus extra for sprinkling (optional)
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 6 pecan halves
  • ½ small banana, sliced
  • 8 blueberries
  • 2 mini gingerbread men
  • ½ – 1 tsp multi coloured star sprinkles
  • 2 Dr Oetker white giant chocolate stars (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 18%
  • Saturates

    3g 16%
  • Sugars

    16g 18%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 39.6g Protein 9.9g Fibre 3.2g


  1. Put the porridge oats and milk into a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the porridge thickens. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, stirring until the oats are cooked. 
  2. Divide between two bowls, top each with the pecan halves, banana slices, blueberries, gingerbread men, and the star sprinkles and giant white chocolate, if using. Sprinkle over a little extra cinnamon, if you like.

See more Breakfast and brunch ideas to kick off Christmas

Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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