spiced orange black eyed pea porridge

spiced orange black eyed pea porridge
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Some people might think porridge can only be eaten during winter, but personally porridge is a year-round heart warming breakfast that adds a little legume twist to the usual porridge!

🍴Serves: 2
🕒 Prep: soak overnight. Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
🕒 Porridge Prep: 2 mins. Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup of black eyed peas, dry
  • 2 cups of water
  • cooked black eyed peas (from above)
  • 1 1/2 cup of soy milk (or other milk or your choice)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 medium orange, juiced
  • 1 tbsp of orange zest
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • topped with orange slices, desiccated coconut, chopped walnuts and raisins


    1. Soak the dry black eyed peas overnight in just enough water to cover it. Place a cover over this
    2. Next day, drain the black eyed peas and place this in a saucepan with 2 cups of water
    3. Cook on medium for 30-40 minutes until the black eyed peas are soft
    4. Drain the black eyed peas
    5. Place the cooked and drained black eyed peas back into the same saucepan
    6. Add the rest of the ingredients into the saucepan and bring this to a boil
    7. Simmer for 5 minutes until this starts to thicken, stir the porridge to make sure all well combined
    8. Divide the porridge into two bowls
    9. Top with the orange slices, desiccated coconut, chopped walnuts and raisins. Enjoy!


      Serve with alternative toppings if you like! or even have the porridge by itself.

      Tip: Make extra and store in the fridge for up to three days.


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