Breakfast porridge with skyr and berries
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Breakfast porridge with skyr and berries

30 min
Ready to rock your morning with a bowl of breakfast porridge that is more than just oats and milk? Instead of the traditional oats, we are exploring the versatility of spelt using a combination of parboiled and flaked forms for that perfect blend of creaminess and crunch. It is topped with a big cold dollop of skyr, toasted almonds, a sweet-tart berry compote, and an unexpected pop of raw liquorice for a hint of intrigue.


Berry compote 
  • Place berries, water, and sugar in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes, until the berries start to break down a bit.
  • Remove the compote from the heat.
  • Place milk and spelt grains in a thick-bottomed pot and bring to a boil. Cook over low heat, with the lid on, for about 15 minutes – stir occasionally.
  • Add spelt flakes and salt and cook for an additional 5 minutes while stirring. Adjust the taste if needed.
  • Turn off the heat and let the porridge rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the porridge in small bowls and top with berry compote, skyr, almonds, and liquorice powder.

It is important to stir the milk and spelt throughout the cooking process occasionally. This step not only prevents it from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning, but it also allows the grains to cook evenly, resulting in porridge with a uniformly creamy texture with a slight crunch.


Finally, patience is key. After you have cooked the grains, remove the pot from the heat and let the porridge rest for a few minutes. This allows the grains to fully absorb any remaining liquid and become plump and flavourful.

Questions about breakfast porridge

If you are looking for an easy and quick meal in the morning, you cannot go wrong with breakfast porridge with delicious toppings. Read on to learn more about it!

Is porridge a good breakfast?
Porridge is indeed a fantastic breakfast choice. It is incredibly easy to prepare, saving you precious time in the morning. You can use oats, spelt, and other grains to shake things up once in a while. It is delicious in its simplicity, providing a warm and creamy base with a slight crunch that is a perfect canvas for a variety of toppings. You can add fruit compotes, nuts, seeds, or sweeteners to suit your personal preference, making it ideal for breakfast because you can use whatever you have on hand.
What toppings are good on porridge for breakfast?
You can use almost any toppings you like on porridge. We opted for a sweet, tangy berry compote, toasted almonds, creamy skyr, and raw liquorice. These toppings create a harmonious balance, enhancing the breakfast's simple base and making each spoonful a delightful surprise. You can also use fresh berries, other grains, nuts, or seeds, fruit, and syrups or jams. Go for different textures and flavours to create something enticing, beautiful to look at, and irresistibly delicious to eat.
How long to boil breakfast porridge?
In general, it takes between 10-20 minutes to make porridge. Cooking spelt, oats, or the like for the perfect amount of time to get a perfectly creamy and thick texture takes practice. It is different depending on the ingredients you use. With spelt, it generally takes around 20 minutes until all liquid is absorbed and it has simmered to a perfect, creamy texture. No matter which grains you use, remember that it will set slightly after you take it off the heat so remember to take it off a little bit before it is fully done.


Berry compote
Frozen forest berries
100 g
½ tbsp
Liquid honey
1 tbsp
400 ml
Parboiled spelt (approx. 50 g)
75 ml
Spelt flakes (approx. 50 g)
Of coarse salt
1 pinch
Natural Arla® Skyr
100 ml
Toasted coarsely chopped almonds
15 g
A bit of crushed raw liquorices

Easy and quick breakfast porridge with skyr and other delicious toppings

There is an understated charm in starting your day with a bowl of warm, creamy porridge. Our breakfast porridge recipe with skyr and delicious toppings is not only incredibly tasty, but it is also quick and easy to prepare, a perfect go-to for your busy mornings. The primary delight of this dish lies in its simplicity – a blend of milk and spelt grains creates the base. The grains slowly simmer until they achieve a beautifully creamy consistency yet retain a slight crunch. What truly elevates this humble breakfast is the delicious toppings. The bowl is crowned with a dollop of cold, tangy skyr that adds an interesting depth of flavour to the warm porridge alongside the other toppings. If you need more breakfast inspiration, have a look at our recipes for a skyr smoothie with oats, a mango smoothie with green juice, or a smoothie with ginger and skyr.They are all very easy to make and taste wonderful, ensuring you get a good start to the day.

Bursts of forest berries, flavourful toasted almonds, and a light sprinkle of raw liquorice

Sometimes, all you need are good toppings. Our recipe boasts a wonderful mix of toppings with flavours that will truly enliven your palate. At the heart of it is a homemade berry compote. Prepared with forest berries and a hint of honey, it delivers a delightful mix of sweet and tart notes, beautifully balancing the creaminess of the porridge and skyr. Meanwhile, the toasted almonds offer a warm, nutty dimension. The slight crunch of these toasted nuts contrasts superbly with the smooth texture of the porridge, keeping each bite interesting. Lastly, a light sprinkle of raw liquorice may seem unconventional, but its inimitable sweetness provides an intriguing finish to this multi-layered breakfast dish.

Cold, creamy skyr and warm spelt porridge with a slight crunch

Skyr introduces a cool, refreshing contrast to the warm porridge. Its thick, creamy texture and slightly sour taste pair perfectly with the delicate sweetness of the cooked spelt, creating a satisfying and enticing balance. Cold skyr on top of warm porridge is simply delicious, adding a sensory contrast that is just irresistible even before you add the rest of the toppings. The spelt porridge is prepared using a blend of parboiled spelt and spelt flakes. Each brings a different characteristic to the dish – the parboiled spelt is easy to cook and adds a rich, nutty flavour, while the spelt flakes contribute to the creamy texture. Interestingly, it is the parboiled spelt that adds a pleasing crunch to the dish. This contrast between tangy skyr and the slight crunch from the parboiled spelt grains in an otherwise smooth and cream porridge creates a breakfast experience that keeps you coming back for more.