Perfect porridge

Perfect porridge

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(19 ratings)

Takes 10-15 minutes


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



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


  1. Put the oats in a saucepan, pour in the 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. Or you can try this in a microwave. Mix the 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.

  2. To serve. Pour into bowls, spoon yogurt on top and drizzle with honey.

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12th Sep, 2012
Definetly porridge cooked with water and a pinch of salt and then served with one 1/2 milk and one 1/2 cream Sounds dull but proper scottish way to have it!
12th Sep, 2012
Calorie calcultaion is very inaccurate. 350 ml of milk contains around 175 calories on it's own
30th Jul, 2012
I've never been a huge fan of porrige - I struggle to eat an entire bowl. But when I added the natural yoghurt and honey it made a huge difference! I used skimmed milk
15th Jul, 2012
tastes lovely! isn't the calorie count completely off though? i use normal oat flakes and their calorie count (for 50g) alone is 180. add the milk (1.5%) it's 370, not 175. or are these some special oat flakes?
24th Jan, 2012
I think porridge is great. My recipe is soaked, which makes is more bio available, by diminishing the amount of phytic acid. I also add nuts and cream to boost the can even bake it in the oven!! Check it out:
13th Jan, 2012
@DAJAZDJ Salt is very traditional in porridge, in fact using salt in porridge is probably older than cornflakes - you should look at the ingredients on your cornflakes; they already have salt added.
2nd Jan, 2012
I ve started using fruit juice instead of water. My favourite is cranberry juice with a handful of blueberries, you dont need any other sweetening.
12th Dec, 2011
Your all crazy just buy a flavoured multipack with around 10 sachets in.Put in a bowl add milk SUGAR and microwave for 2 mins.I am completely stunned most of you commenters are saying use salt whats that about would you put salt on your cornflakes.The flavours are sweet like apple and blueberry and honey and almond it needs sugar most definately not ever ever SALT wtf is going on salt on poridge unbelieveable i never head such rubbish what do you put on you chips sugar?.
26th Nov, 2011
Hiya, what I do for porridge is get a bag of fruit and nuts and mix it with the dry porridge mixture stored in a jar or canister beforehand and then put a dishful out and cover with boiling water. Quick and simple with all the goodness.
8th Jul, 2011
I like basic porridge but I've tried several recipes over many years and enjoyed many of them, however I thought I'd submit this one of my own. As an experiment one evening, some years ago, when I wanted some porridge, but something different, I decided to make basic porridge and add some cheddar. What a difference! The amount and variety of cheese is optional, but it is well worth a try. All I do is put the dry porridge into a 'microwave' bowl with water and add choped up pieces of cheese, stir and microwave


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