Spiced Persimmon & Pistachio Porridge

After posting this spiced persimmon porridge on my instagram feed today, I noticed that all of my recent recipes have an orange and brown color scheme going on.

There’s a reason for that! Orange signals the presence of immune-boosting vitamins that our bodies need in the wintertime. Winter is a slow, cold, restful time when our bodies need a lot of sustenance and care. We gravitate toward heavier, nourishing foods like soups, grains, calorie-dense proteins, fats, and starches.

Enter creamy, warming, spiced persimmon and pistachio porridge!

Photo of ripe persimmons

Have you tried good, in-season, slightly soft, perfectly ripe persimmons? YUM. They are wonderful. But you’ve gotta get them at their peak. Otherwise they can be hard and flavorless. Now’s the perfect time to get them. They have a texture similar to a pear, and nothing in the middle to worry about. No need to peel them either, just slice them up! The pretty seed pattern inside is so fun too.

I’ve added warming, anti-inflammatory spices to this porridge too like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The pistachios are lovely (and I love the colors) but feel free to use walnuts, pecans, or sliced almonds instead.

For more simple, nourishing winter recipes and tips on seasonal eating, check out this collaborative cookbook by myself and the wonderful Andreea Fegan.

Happy hibernating!

Spiced Persimmon & Pistachio Winter Oats

Grain | Fruit | Protein
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Recipe From: Katie’s Conscious Kitchen



  • 1/2 cup dry oats
  • 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground ginger about 1/8 tsp
  • pinch of cinnamon about 1/4 tsp
  • 2-3 grates of fresh nutmeg or a dash of pre-ground nutmeg



  • In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup dry oats (or your porridge grain of choice) with 1 cup of plant-based milk and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Add a tiny pinch of salt and simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes, adding water or milk to your desired consistency.
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One Comment

  1. I made the mistake of adding the persimmon in with the cooked porridge and the skins are so tannic which was not good. Don’t make this mistake. Otherwise, this is delicious and heartwarming.

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