Porridge drizzled with yogurt & honey

Perfect porridge

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins

Easy

Serves 1

Perfect porridge for a healthy way to start the day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal175
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.24g
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Ingredients

  • 50g porridge oats
  • 350ml milk or water, or a mixture of the two

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • Greek yogurt, thinned with a little milk and clear honey, to serve
    yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

Method

  1. Put 50g porridge oats in a saucepan, pour in 350ml milk or water and sprinkle in a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. 

  2. Or you can try this in a microwave. Mix the porridge oats, milk or water and a pinch of salt in a large microwaveproof bowl, then microwave on High for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Leave to stand for 2 minutes before eating.

  3. To serve, pour into bowls, spoon Greek yogurt, thinned with a little milk, on top and drizzle with honey.

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Margaret Gagie
17th Mar, 2018
The quantity is a matter of personal choice. Some like it smooth; some like it chunkier. The most important thing is the method and the best one hasn't been mentioned here. For really perfect porridge it is important to use a double boiler. Bring water to the boil in the bottom half while gently heating the amount of water and oats in the top half. Once the water is boiling, put the top on the bottom, put on the lid, reduce the heat to medium-low to low and cook for ten minutes. The porridge will be hot and perfect. Microwave porridge? Never!
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Allen Ives
21st Feb, 2018
In what system of numbers is 50:350, and 1:2.25. It doesn’t equate, Captain!
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Abbie McLaren
1st Feb, 2018
2.05
I didn’t use the amounts from the recipe, I just used my normal 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup liquid. Unfortunately the microwave recipe wasn’t as straight forward as it seemed. Stirring once is not enough, you have to keep an eye on it and not let it bubble over! Not as good as porridge on the stove.
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icahlua
23rd Jul, 2017
4.05
Don't feel bad khew, I think it is the right portion size if you want to be full up until lunch time! Can't skimp on breakfast. I made this with mainly almond milk and a little water to make this vegan. Sometimes have to add a bit extra if I accidentally cook it for too long.
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khew
25th Jun, 2017
4.05
Everyone saying this is too much for one person, is making me feel bad for eating this the past few weeks...
WeeChrissieB
12th Nov, 2016
1.05
This is far too much for one person. Also, there's far too much milk for the amount of oats! I only came here looking for the amounts to use - and finished up with a bowl full of hot milk with some oats in. Not helpful.
applepie24
20th Jun, 2015
This is lovely, but seems like a lot of porridge for one person- you may have to play around with the quantities.
cmstrobridge
22nd Mar, 2015
Soak your porridge in water overnight if possible, they cook quicker and taste creamier.
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imgxmma
19th Oct, 2014
I used 250ml of water and and 100ml of milk and it made the porridge just right for me(and less calories than using all milk)! I added golden syrup as i ran out of honey and half a banana. Not too bad if you ask me.
seandexter
4th Mar, 2014
Try stirring in a spoonful if Nutella, yummy!

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devon_david
11th Nov, 2014
Great recipe but I always struggle with working out the measures (ml, grams etc) of weights & liquids. However, a friend of mine recommended a a great little gadget designed by a local guy in Devon that allows you to easily measure out the amounts of milk and oats to make a perfect porridge. The gadget is called 'pogo' and you can find it by searching for 'perfect porridge measure' on Google. Give it a try if like me you find measuring things out with scales a right pain!! It makes breakfast time SOOO much easier.
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PigeonWard
2nd Aug, 2013
I love porridge but find the sugar spike I get from the high levels of carbohydrate leaves me hungry after a few hours. I use quinoa which is higher in protein and keeps me full right through till lunch. Hear my recipe suggestion for quinoa porridge http://kinectmethod.co.uk/recipes/quinoa-porridge/