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This protein porridge recipe is written by our health editor and nutritionist, Tracey Raye. She says, "Try to use a slightly less sweet protein powder for this protein porridge, if you have it, as the flavour will be more concentrated than when used in a shake. You can always sweeten it by adding a drizzle of honey, maple syrup or extra banana. Whether you're following a plant-based diet or trying to boost protein levels to support your mood or workout, this simple porridge is a great way of integrating more protein into your regular breakfast or as an alternative to a protein smoothie during the colder winter months"

Protein porridge recipe


  • 40g oats (use gluten-free, if needed)
  • 250ml liquid (milk, nut milk or half milk/half water will work), plus an extra 1-2 tbsp
  • 15g protein powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings (optional):

  • granola
  • banana slices
  • chocolate chips
  • shelled hemp seeds


  • STEP 1

    Put the oats and liquid in a pan, and cook on a medium heat for 2-3 mins or until thick and creamy. Turn down the heat and whisk in the protein powder until smooth. Pour in another dash or two of liquid, add the cinnamon and vanilla, and whisk for another minute until deliciously creamy. The mixture will thicken up on cooling so take off the heat a little before it reaches your desired texture.

  • STEP 2

    Pour the porridge into a bowl and serve with topping ingredients. For an additional protein boost, hemp seeds are a great choice.


Tracey Raye - Health Editor & NutritionistHealth Editor & Nutritionist

Tracey Raye is the Health Editor for Olive and BBC Good Food. She oversees all health, nutrition and fitness related content across the brands, including the bi-annual Healthy Diet Plan, monthly Health Edit newsletter and health column in the magazine.


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