Porridge drizzled with yogurt & honey

Perfect porridge

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(35 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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22nd Mar, 2015
Soak your porridge in water overnight if possible, they cook quicker and taste creamier.
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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.
4th Mar, 2014
Try stirring in a spoonful if Nutella, yummy!
8th Mar, 2013
I think a lot of people are missing the point when they add things like brown sugar, apricots and bananas to the porridge. You're missing the subtle flavour of the oats when you mask it with sweeteners like these. This is by far the best way to make porridge, and the whole process only takes a few minutes: 1. Don't use Rolled Oats!! They turn into mush. Use proper ground oatmeal (or steel-cut if you can wait for 20 mins :)) 2. Ratio is 2 or 3 parts water to 1 part oatmeal (your preference) 3. Boil the water with 1/2 tsp salt. 4. Add oatmeal to water slowly, while stirring - this avoids clumps 5. Remove from heat and cover - there is enough heat left in the pot to finish up. Stir occasionally until the water has boiled off, then transfer to bowls - you'll know the consistency :) 6. Add a light splash of COLD milk and optionally, a light sprinkle of salt to taste. 7. Enjoy - this is the traditional and by far the best way to eat porridge! Steve
12th Feb, 2013
I am guessing that the calorie count is based on making it with water - although even then is isn't quite right. (Too many calorie counts just aren't very accurate - or compromise by making out that the dish is going to serve loads more people than it does.) Anyway - I'm a recent porridge convert and am going to be trying all these great ideas. A friend is making her's with almond milk which is on my options list.
16th Oct, 2012
Not bad but would be PERFECT if made with proper scottish oatmeal instead of pappy oatflakes. make up the scottish oatmeal in the same quantities as the recipe above except soak the oatmeal overnight in the liquid and then simmer on the hob as per recipe (I don't know if it would work in the microwave though). If you have never tried pinhead oatmeal or medium oatmeal you really really should give it a go!
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?


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