A Great Summer Breakfast for When It’s Too Hot to Cook: Perfect Microwave Porridge with Summer Fruit


When it’s 25+ degrees C outside, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove. Healthy summer meals are actually pretty easy to make, no matter how sweaty and tired you’re feeling. Oh yes, this porridge comes together in just 7 minutes. You can top it with a dollop of ice cream and serve the perfect summer brunch or dessert in no time!  

Including summer fruits in your diet is one of the easiest ways to ensure well-balanced, nutrient-rich, and delicious meals for your family. A whole-grain porridge is high in fiber so it will keep you full until lunchtime. This fantastic mixture of rolled oats, peanut butter, and summer fruits is also a great source of vitamins and minerals. Packed with essential nutrients, this breakfast will boost your energy naturally and help you to keep your mornings productive.  

This recipe calls for walnuts and peanut butter that are loaded with protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, amino acids, and more. To get a 12-gram protein boost, add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of almond flour, and 1 tablespoon of walnuts to your porridge. With complex carbohydrates that release over time, oats are an energy-boosting powerhouse; they can also prevent binge-inducing energy crashes. From smoothies and cereals to pancakes and porridge, oats are a great and versatile item you can consume, either sweet or savory. Go ahead and enjoy this surprisingly good combo of creamy and crunchy textures!

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 2 minutes

Total time 7 minutes

Servings 1


1 small cooking apple, cored and diced

1/4 cup raspberries

1/4 cup strawberries, hulled and halved

1 small-sized peach, pitted and diced

2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon peanut butter

2 tablespoons agave syrup


2 tablespoons almond flour

1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped

1 tablespoon agave syrup


Toss your fruits with the rolled oats, cinnamon, vanilla, peanut butter, and agave syrup. Transfer the mixture to a heat-proof bowl.

In a separate mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the topping ingredients. Spread the topping evenly over the fruit mixture.

Microwave for about 90 seconds for a chewy consistency. (Microwave longer for a soft consistency).

Garnish with some extra fresh fruits and serve with whipped coconut cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

(Amount per 445g = 1 serving)

Calories 550

Total Carbohydrates 100.1g

Protein 12.8g

Total Fat 14.8g

Chef’s notes:

I used Fuji apple in this recipe but you can use any variety you like. You can peel your apple, if desired.

When it comes to healthy flavor-boosters, you can add a good pinch of coarse sea salt, nutmeg or ground cardamom to your porridge before cooking. Dried fruits and banana can turn your everyday oatmeal into the most exciting meal in the day.

This porridge is best fresh and warm; however, you can keep leftovers in airtight container for up to 3 days. Devour!