Cauliflower porridge, and they ate it!

This idea struck me the other day when my tired children, who were both coming down with a cold, begged me for a breakfast treat.

In our house, a breakfast treat is a bowl of porridge or cereal before bed.  I had some steamed cauliflower and I blended it up with some oat milk and used this as the liquid in the porridge.

What resulted was a creamy porridge with no obvious sign that it contained such a vast amount of cauliflower.

Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C and K and other good things so getting more of this in our diet is definitely a good thing.


  • 350g raw cauliflower
  • 150g porridge oats
  • 2 cups milk (I used oat milk, any milk would do and you could use water for a less creamy porridge).
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup/honey/sweetener
  • Optional: blueberries, strawberries, chia seeds, figs or any other toppings for porridge.


  • Steam cauliflower for 10 minutes (break it up into florets so that it cooks quicker).
  • Put cauliflower into a blender with one cup of milk (I use my Nutri-ninja).
  • Add oats to a saucepan along with the milk/cauliflower mix and another cup of milk or water.
  • Add 1 tablespoon sweetener.
  • Cook on low to medium heat for approx 8 to  10 minutes until oats are cooked.
  • Serve with sliced fruit, berries, maple syrup, seeds or whatever takes your fancy.

Cauliflower porridge with mashed strawberries and chia seeds with pumpkin seeds on top

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