Porridge with cinnamon and molasses a warming start to a cold day

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Porridge with cinnamon and molasses

Do you ever have trouble getting out of bed in the morning?

I do.

But not becasuse I’m still sleepy, it’s because I hate to leave the warmth and coziness behind.

Porridge with cinnamon and molasses


The dog needs walking in the morning though,  so getting out of bed means going directly to the back door, getting my coat, hat and boots on, and heading out into the cold.


All before I have had my coffee.




(I used to bring my coffee on our early walk. It made it feel less chilly outside. But there are challenges  to holding a leash and carrying a coffee and a poop bag all at once.)


Now to take the chill off I put the porridge on to cook right off the bat, because there is nothing more warming in the morning than a bowl of oatmeal. It’s filling and substantial.

It’s the morning’s version of a  hearty stew.

What’s your favourite warming breakfast?

Morning oatmeal with molasses and cinnamon

Warming porridge with cinnamon and molasses

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 cups water or milk
  1. Combine oats and water in a saucepan with a lid.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil, cover and simmmer until thick (about 10-15 minutes)
  3. Pour over a bit of milk, a drizzle of molasses and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  4. Walnuts make a tasty, healthy addition too.


10 thoughts on “Porridge with cinnamon and molasses a warming start to a cold day

  1. Beatrice Grant says:

    Iam going to try this,I made the Soaked ginger cake it was yummy

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Beatrice,
      Nothing like starting your day with molasses! Enjoy.

  2. Love porridge so will surely try this.thanks

  3. love porridge and will surely try it,thanks for all the good recipe tried quite a few of them and love them especially the Molasses Bread.

    1. Bridget says:

      You’re welcome Priscilla. Many more great recipes yet to come!

  4. sylvia says:

    sound yummy will try it i love molasses,my oldest Brother used to eat cold porridge with molasses on it,

  5. Judy says:

    Yummy! This is my favorite start to the day and stays with you until lunch time…

  6. Linda Lucas says:

    This the only way I eat oatmeal. Delish.

  7. Tim Oland says:

    Sounds delicious! What a lovely dog.

    1. Bridget says:

      Thanks Timothy. I’ll make sure you’re well stocked with molasses next time we’re down. Reese likes porridge too.

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