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Healthy Breakfast Porridge Recipes To Start The Day Off Right

These healthy bowls will start your day off right.
02/23/2015 07:47am ET | Updated February 23, 2015

Porridge has a bad rap. Over the years it's become synonymous with gruel. Gruel -- which is basically just a watered down porridge -- always suggests something gray, bland and terrible. Porridge, however, is none of those things. When made with care, porridge makes a healthy, colorful breakfast bowl that you'll never get sick of eating.

Millet, amaranth, oats and even quinoa are some of the healthy grains being used to make porridge these days. The grains are flavored with almond and coconut milk; topped with fresh fruit, crunchy nuts and sometimes even peanut butter. These whole-grain bowls are so good, you're going to want to eat them for every meal of the day. (And you know what? You absolutely can.)

Here are 13 beautiful -- and healthy -- recipes to get you started.

1
Toasted Coconut Breakfast Porridge
Pinch of Yum
2
Amaranth Porridge With Roasted Pears
Naturally Ella
3
Tahini Porridge With Roasted Banana And Toasted Almonds
Shanyara Leonie
4
Warm Maple And Pear Soaked Porridge
Faring Well
5
Cardamom Coconut Semolina Porridge
Fig and Honey
6
Blended Wild Blueberry Porridge
Tuulia
7
Banana Millet Breakfast Porridge
Savory Simple
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8
Toasted Almond And Coconut Quinoa Porridge
James Ransom/Food52
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9
Coconut Millet
What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today
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10
Sweet Breakfast Bowl With Chia Seed Porridge
Simple Roots Wellness
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11
Pumpkin Pie Millet Porridge
Naturally Ella
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12
Quinoa Porridge With Plums In Syrup
What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today
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13
Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge
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14
Millet Porridge With Lemon Curd
Naturally Ella
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15
Quinoa Cooked With Strawberries In Orange Juice
What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today
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16
April Bloomfield's English Porridge
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17
Mocha Latte Breakfast Quinoa
Fit Foodie Finds
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18
Dreamy Orange And Amaranth Porridge
Green Spirit Adventures
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19
Whipped Berry Porridge
Sini Ellen | My Blue&White Kitchen
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