Turmeric, Maple and Pumpkin Porridge

Out with the bowl, in with the pumpkin. We loved Maple and Fitz taking seasonal to the next level with their autumnal turmeric, maple and pumpkin porridge. Innovation in a pumpkin. Maple and Fitz (https://mapleandfitz.com/)


Garnish & pumpkin

2 tbsp dried cranberries
1 red apple, sliced
3 small culinary pumpkins (optional: 2 for serving, 1 for puree)


120g Rude Health Daily Oats, toasted
50g pumpkin seeds, toasted, plus extra for garnish (optional: use seeds from pumpkin and toast)
1 pinch flaked sea salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch cardamom
700-900 ml water
10g fresh turmeric, grated (or 1/4 tsp dried turmeric)
2 tsp maple syrup
1-2 sprigs of thyme, leaves only
2 pinches flaked sea salt


Fennel Oil
1 whole fennel bulb 125ml olive oil
1/4 tsp flaked sea salt
1 tbsp fennel seeds


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Cut an opening in the pumpkin along the top and spoon out the seeds. Roast the pumpkin whole on a baking tray for 12-15 mins until cooked through. Keep 2 for serving. Spoon the cooked flesh from last pumpkin and puree using a hand blender. Set aside.
  2. Toast oats and pumpkin seeds on a wide pan on medium-high heat for 5 mins stirring continuously then for another 1 minute with salt and spices.
  3. Add water, turmeric, maple syrup, salt and thyme. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and slowly simmer for 10-20 mins until oats are creamy, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan (add more water if needed). When ready add pumpkin puree and heat through.
  4. Serve in edible pumpkin bowls and garnish with cranberries, apples and more thyme and pumpkin seeds.