Boiled Orange Porridge Squares

Porridge Squares

I came up with the idea for this recipe a while ago but just could not get it out of my head until I’d made it. I must have known I was onto something as these are such a delicious snack or on-the-go breakfast.

  • 1 orange
  • 2 Tbsp of any nuts or seeds (I used walnuts)
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • 2 cups Harraways traditional wholegrain oats
  • 1 cup milk e.g. almond or brown rice milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1 tsp brown rice malt syrup (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp cacao nibs (not essential but highly recommended for a delicious crunch)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/ 350ºF and line a loaf tin.
  2. Place the whole orange into a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and then turn the heat down to medium-low. Simmer for 40 minutes, or until the skin is easily pierced.
  3. Remove from the heat, drain and set aside to cool.
  4. Mash the banana in a large mixing bowl and then add the oats, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup, rice malt syrup if using and cacao nibs. Mix well.
  5. Once the orange is cool enough to handle, cut it in half and place one half* into the blender (skin, pith and all). Blend until smooth.
  6. Add the nuts or seeds to the blender and pulse until combined.
  7. Tip the orange mixture into the mixing bowl and stir everything together well.
  8. Pour the mixture into the lined loaf tin and bake for around 25 minutes, or until set.
  9. Leave to cool, then cut into squares.

*Freeze the other half of the orange to use later by simply reheating it until warmed through.

Note: the photo above is pictured with a raw chocolate drizzle.




2 Replies to “Boiled Orange Porridge Squares”

  1. Jocelyn mc Whannell says: Reply

    I loved them when you made them for me. Thanks

  2. Looks like great tramping food!

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