Creamy Tahini Porridge {Gluten-Free}

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Ever bored of the same old same old breakfast porridge? Yeah me too. Me too. Which is why I have decided to mix it up a little with this Creamy Tahini Porridge.

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overhead view of white bowl containing tahini porridge with spoon

Nothing against my breakfast porridge with roasted blood oranges or my almond butter mango overnight oats. I still eat them and will continue to do so till kingdom come, but there are days when I just really need something that little bit different – hence this Tahini Porridge. Know what I mean?

So enter this rather awesome (I am still at it with the smug back-patting) 5-minute tahini oatmeal that is different but so quick and easy to make using pantry staples: porridge oats, honey and tahini. Tip: If you don’t have tahini then feel free to use peanut butter or your favourite nut butter instead.

A bowl of gluten-free creamy tahini porridge recipe.

Tips On How To Get A Smooth Tahini Porridge.

  • If you are cooking it in the microwave take it out halfway through cooking and mix it well for the tahini to blend in, before continuing cooking.
  • You could also loosen the tahini in a little bit of warm milk before adding to the oats.
  • If making on a cooker then you might want to stir continuously when the milk gets warm.

So, I developed this Tahini Porridge for my sister.  Because I am nice like that. She loves treating herself to a huuuuuuuuge bowl warm comforting breakfast porridge but has avoided this for a while as she struggles with digesting normal milk.

Luckily, we discovered a2 Milk – aka easier to digest milk that has only the a2 protein, not the a1 protein that has been discovered to cause bloating and all sort of digestive protein in people. This has changed her life and she now has a mission to drink milk in the gallons rather than her previous mission to avoid it at all costs. Oh peeps, she is so, so happy.

view of white bowl with blue rim containing tahini porridge with peanut butter on top

And you know that extra honey and tahini I kind of drizzled over the top of the porridge. Well you don’t quite need it as the porridge is already well flavoured with tahini, and in a very good way. But peeps, do go the whole way and add that extra helping or two, as well as some roughly chopped almonds as this then makes the flavours pop and your mouth, brain, belly and everything else will thank you. I promise.

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5 from 11 votes

Tahini Porridge

Tahini Porridge
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 160 g (5.5oz) gluten-free porridge oats
  • 950 ml (4-cups) milk
  • 1-2 tbsp tahini plus extra for serving
  • 4 tbsp chopped almonds
  • Honey


  • Put the porridge oats, milk and tahini in the saucepan over medium heat and mix well.
  • Bring porridge to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 5 - 6 mins stirring regularly till the porridge is cooked and creamy.
  • Ladle porridge into bowls and top with the almond, honey and extra tahini.
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If you don’t have tahini then feel free to use peanut butter or your favourite nut butters instead.


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Calcium: 321mg | Iron: 2.3mg
















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  1. 5 stars
    good to see this! if you are a molasses lover, try it instead of honey–even more nutritious. another twist: let oats absorb milk (i use nonfat) overnight, then mix in some yogurt along with whatever other stuff and have it cold next day. more like a dessert than a meal.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m all about savory breakfasts, and I adore tahini. What a lovely bowl combining the two!

  3. 5 stars
    Yep, sold, can’t wait to try this one. I only just discovered tahini the other week (I know, where have I been???) and I’ve fallen in love. To me, it tastes just like peanut butter but without all the sugar and guilt. Now I’ve never experimented with nutty tasting oatmeal before either so it’s time to rectify that like right now!

  4. Nice! I still remember the days when I use A1 for my porridge, oats, and whatnots. I, sometimes, experience indigestion. Sometimes, I don’t but when I switched to A2 milk, I can’t remember I am having problems with digestion. I am not switching back anymore. I get my milk from:

  5. 5 stars
    I have porridge everyday for breakfast and I’m always looking for ways to add a little twist. This looks interesting. Will have to try soon.

  6. 5 stars
    I love the idea of a savory breakfast! Sometimes I put mushrooms and spinach in my oats just to mix it up, this is along the same lines.

  7. I love porridge for breakfast. It’s nutritious and soooo healthy. Same as you I’m always looking for new ways to prepare porridge in new interesting ways. This tahini porridge looks and sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try this!