Porridge drizzled with yogurt & honey

Perfect porridge

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins


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…

  • 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 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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Adam Kelly's picture
Adam Kelly
31st Jan, 2020
Proper Porridge shouldn't contain milk and sugar, boiled oats in water with a sprinkling of salt only, If you want milk and sugar ? buy ready brek instead.
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Jim Bim
29th Mar, 2020
I am Scottish. Only rule I was ever raised with is oats plus anything = porridge. My grandfather ate his with cold seawater and spit. Mine looks like Marie Antoinette’s pudding. Who cares. Oats rock.
8th Nov, 2018
I'm afraid yoghourt in porridge didn't work well at all for me.
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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
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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23rd Jul, 2017
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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25th Jun, 2017
Everyone saying this is too much for one person, is making me feel bad for eating this the past few weeks...
12th Nov, 2016
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.
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.


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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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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/
Michał Szypczyk
24th Feb, 2019
That is weird, because oats have low glycemic index. Actually i experienced improvement in insuline response thanks to them.
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