Oat, spelt & carrot porridge by Vudu Café + Larder

Here at I AM Co. one of our favourite things to do is enjoy visiting the great cafes around the country. We’re so spoilt to have such an amazing range of cafes serving some hugely delicious, healthy food from a wide variety of cultures. Some of these cafes have been generous enough to share some of our favourites with you….

Nestled on the waterfront in the heart of Queenstown, Vudu Café + Larder is proud to offer modern café food using fresh, seasonal and local produce.  Vudu Café + Larder appreciate attention to detail – they experiment, perfect, then present dishes that are equally as beautiful as they are delicious.  Their service is thoughtful and friendly, gorgeous lake views are abundant and the interior is warm and layered with a pared back vintage vibe.

Oat, spelt & carrot porridge with grilled pineapple, coconut sugar, sunflower walnut crumb, lemon coconut whip & bee pollen


  • Oats
  • Spelt (cooked)
  • Rice malt syrup
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla paste
  • ½ Grated carrot
  • Juice of ½ carrot

Add the rolled oats, spices and rice malt syrup and soak overnight. Add the cooked spelt to the oat mix, stir to combine. Add the grated carrot & juice & splash of water. Cook gently, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, for about 8 minutes until the porridge is lovely, thick and creamy.

Top with dehydrated pineapple,coconut lemon whip, sunflower walnut crumb & bee pollen and serve with coconut sugar.

Sunflower walnut crumb.

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts (crushed)
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Mixed spice (pinch)
  • Mix together, place on a baking tray and cook until golden & crunchy.

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