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Desk Breakfast: A Delicious Porridge In A Jar Recipe

We know you loved our favourite lunchtime salad in a jar recipes, so when our Marketing Exec Aleks strolled in to the office with a jar full of breakfast-y goodness, we knew that we had to share her nutritious and delicious porridge recipe. It’s yummy whether you’re after a desk breakfast or a morning at home snack:


This delicious recipe not only keeps me full until lunch, but it’s so simple – all the ingredients pile on top of each other into a jam jar for transporting and eating. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps reduce bad cholesterol, plus it’s naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so it will keep colds at bay. All measurements are approximate and you can adjust the amounts to your personal preferences – more or less almond milk, more or less cinnamon, etc. The possibilities are endless! But here’s how I do it:

  • 1/2 cup oats (45g)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (237ml)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mixed fruit
  1. The night before, put your oats, chia seeds and almond milk in jar. Once closed, shake the jar to mix it together.
  2. Let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  3. Before leaving for work in the morning, add your coconut oil, cinnamon and fruit.
  4. ​Once you get to work, heat the jar in the microwave for 30-45 secs until it’s slightly warmer than room temperature. This should be enough to melt the coconut oil​.
  5. Stir and enjoy!
– Aleks
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