Orange Cinnamon and Raisin Porridge

Morning guys! Hope you all had the best weekend! Friday afternoon I headed off to Hull to see my brother and his friends for a night of cocktails! My brother met me and took me back to his student house which was one of the cleanest, tidiest, largest and nicest houses I’ve ever been in, student or not!!! I got to meet everyone and then they all offered to cook for me for a change so we went to the shops to get me ingredients for a chicken, chorizo and pancetta paella and I got to sit back whilst they all chopped away in the aprons and had a sing haha! They also made a garlic bread from scratch too! Sooooooo delicious! I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed! After that we got changed, my brothers girlfriend arrived and we headed off for some cocktails and a good natter! The next day me, my brother and his girlfriend took a bus to the marina to go out for breakfast at a really cool and quirky place I found on instagram! I went for the bacon and avocado on sourdough with poached eggs, my brother had a cheese and artichoke tostie and my brothers girlfriend had the same as me but with salmon instead of bacon! After that we wondered round the shops and then I headed back home to Sheffield around 2. The rest of the evening was spent eating, chilling and watching Saturday night TV! Sunday I had a chilled morning and then met my friend from school for a brunch/lunch and a catch up before me and Mum headed off to wakefield to go pumpkin picking! Well I say picking.. pumpkin looking and photos! It was incredibly windy and busy and there were all sorts of rides, food and activities to do, all halloween themed! We just had a wonder round the pumpkin fields and took lots of photos, my favourite been me laid in a box of pumpkins! haha! We then headed home, the usual Sunday tidy of my room and then we caught up on the weekend tv and had a good old warming lamb stew!

Monday was back to work and developing various new products for LeitchyCreates! Don’t forget my advent calendars are now available to pre order and my autumn boxes and single flavour boxes are also still available!

Today I’m sharing a super comforting and I guess Halloween appropriate porridge! Sweet cinnamon and raisin oats with orange and chocolate for the most perfect, indulgent and nourishing breakfast bowl! Just what you need on these cold and dark mornings!

Enjoy xx

Ingredients – serves one

Porridge –

50g rolled porridge oats

200ml oat milk

a pinch of salt

0.5 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp raisins

half a tangerine, segmented and chopped

0.5 tsp flax meal

Toppings –

25g full fat live yoghurt mixed with 0.5 tsp tahini

the remaining orange, segmented and sliced

1 tsp toasted almonds

1 tsp toasted pistachios

1 tsp raisins

1 piece of chocolate, chopped


Pop the porridge ingredients into a pan and stir over a low heat until thickened.

Pour into a bowl.

Dollop the yoghurt on one side of the porridge bowl and scatter the remaining orange down the middle.

Repeat with the nuts, raisins and chocolate.

Dig in!


Leitchy xx

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