Blackberry And Cacao Porridge…

Fancy making your morning porridge taste different? 

Nothing better than a nice and warm breakfast on a cold Winters morning. Especially when you have to get up early to walk the dog. On really cold mornings, I really don’t want to go out in the cold. I feel a lot better if I have had a warm breakfast first. 

Sometimes though, porridge along gets a little boring. So why not jazz it up a little and add different flavours and fruits to them?

How about trying this Blackberry and Chocolate Porridge? 

How tasty and yummy does this recipe look!!

How to make Blackberry And Cacao Porridge:
For the porridge:

  • 80g Quaker Oats
  • 600ml milk of your choice
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoons of raw cacao (more if using regular cocoa)
  • a pinch of cinnamon

For the blackberries:

  • 150g blackberries (can use frozen)
  • 1 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • a squeeze of lemon

To top:

  • fresh blackberries, halved
  • 1/4 finely chopped apple (in sticks)
  • 1 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon chopped almonds


  1. First, make the blackberry topping; simmer the blackberries with the maple syrup until sticky and thickened, this will take about 10 minutes, longer if you are using frozen blackberries.
  2. Place all the porridge ingredients into a pan and cook for 5-8 minutes until the Quaker Oats come together.
  3. Top the porridge with the blackberries, apple, almond butter and chopped almonds.

Recipe c/o Anna Jones Recipes for Quaker.

You may also like these warm breakfast recipes too:

Cinnamon Spiced Morning Porridge Bowl. I love anything with Cinnamon inside them. 

Or maybe this:

Maple Pear Porridge Recipe. I Love Maple syrup too. It is a great alternative to sugar, jams and golden syrup. 

A nice and warm start to any morning.

Are you a fan of porridge in a morning?

Fancy trying any of these porridge recipes out? 

Let me know which one you like the look of most.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Fiona
    November 22, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Oh this looks so delicious! My eldest boy loves porridge, chocolate and blackberries, so I think I'll have to make this for him as a warm, wholesome breakfast πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 22, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks Fiona, my son loves porridge before school πŸ™‚

  2. Tamar SB
    November 22, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Great flavor combinations!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 22, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks Tamar πŸ™‚

  3. Anosa Malanga
    November 22, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I love porridge big time but can only have it over the weekend and when I am working from home. I have tried this combination and it tastes amazing

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 22, 2016 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks Anosa πŸ™‚

  4. Lisa Graham
    November 22, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Looks and sounds lovely, I like the idea of doing something different.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 22, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Lisa πŸ™‚

  5. Melanies Fab Finds
    November 22, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    This sounds great, lots of lovely flavour and makes oats so much more exciting!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 22, 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Melanie. We love oats here in everything πŸ™‚

  6. Joanna Victoria -x
    November 22, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Yum looks delicous porridge is my favorite breakfast

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks Joanna, love porridge in Winter πŸ™‚

  7. The Lazy Baker
    November 22, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    This looks so delicious, I'm definitely saving to have myself ☺️

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Hehe, thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  8. Five Little Doves
    November 22, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    YUM!! This looks delicious and I'm sure even with my limited baking skills I could at least attempt this!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks for the comment lovely πŸ™‚

  9. Kizzy Bass
    November 23, 2016 / 6:06 am

    Would love this for my breakfast. I love porridge but usually just have it plain and boring.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Thanks Kizzy, I love experimenting with oats πŸ™‚

  10. Anna Maria
    November 23, 2016 / 8:44 am

    That looks delish, im always late and never have breakfast, something so delicious will motivate me to get up earlier. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks Anna, I love breakfast πŸ™‚

  11. Marie Barber
    November 23, 2016 / 8:54 am

    We love porriage in our house! We use cacao and maple syrup and sometimes add fruit but never thought about blackberries, going to have to try this, it look delicious πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks for the comment Marie πŸ™‚

  12. Jayne SMABL
    November 23, 2016 / 10:45 am

    That looks delicious! Can't beat a bowl of porridge to warm you up this weather πŸ™‚ x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks Jayne, aww I agree πŸ™‚

  13. Kara Guppy
    November 24, 2016 / 10:37 am

    That looks amazing, my breakfasts look so boring in comparison

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks for the comment Kara πŸ™‚

  14. Stella Olojola
    November 24, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    This looks so delicious. I will try making it.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Hope you get to try it Stella πŸ™‚

  15. Margarett Murphy
    November 26, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    Looks like a great way to mix up your breakfast. I need to try this.

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