Porridge with blueberry compote

Porridge with blueberry compote

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2

Top high-fibre porridge oats with creamy Greek yogurt and healthy blueberries – buy frozen to help cut the cost of this filling breakfast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal214
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre7g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.05g
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  • 6 tbsp porridge oats
  • just under ½ x 200ml tub 0% fat Greek-style yogurt
  • ½ x 350g pack frozen blueberries



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

  • 1 tsp honey (optional)



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…


  1. Put the oats in a non-stick pan with 400ml water and cook over the heat, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes until thickened. Remove from the heat and add a third of the yogurt.

  2. Meanwhile, tip the blueberries into a pan with 1 tbsp water and the honey if using and gently poach until the blueberries have thawed and they are tender, but still holding their shape.

  3. Spoon the porridge into bowls, top with the remaining yogurt and spoon over the blueberries.

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Julia Vincent
13th Jan, 2020
Absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making again. It is so quick and easy to make.
20th Jul, 2019
Not sure if I went wrong somewhere here as in previous reviews it hasn’t been mentioned, however I had to almost throw this porridge away as no matter how much I stirred it over the heat (definitely more than the said 2 minutes), it would not thicken past very watery oats! In the end, I added in more oats and zapped it in the microwave after trying and failing to drain out the excess liquid.
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Katie Whitelock
2nd Mar, 2019
A Good Recipe for anyone who wants a filling breakfast; The Blueberries work well with the oats. Dried Coconut works well as a topping too. Although It is a little frustrating that the recipe measures out the porridge in tablespoons and the rest of the ingredients in grams.
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Paul Robinson
2nd May, 2018
Why make your recipe so complicated? Porridge with semi skimmed milk,microwaved cooked and then topped with fruit. No need to add honey and can be prepared in a few minutes. Please consider the type of people you are trying to convert to healthy food. They will be busy and have little time in the morning to mess around with a complicated recipe. All your recipes seem to ignore this and will as a result be of no use to the average family in the UK. We need a simple basic guide to buying good healthy food in our local supermarkets without fancy ingredients that nobody recognises!
4th Mar, 2017
used more porridge oats but was nice
24th Feb, 2017
0 stars for me, I almost gagged while eating this and I do not recommend this recipe!!!!
3rd Feb, 2016
A nice breakfast, I used half rice milk, half water and left out the yoghurt and honey. Nice and filling and easy to make. Will make again. 3 Stars
17th Jan, 2016
Heat kills Vitamin C, Honey heated is just plain sugar!
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9th Jan, 2016
I found it both slightly watery yet very yoghurty, but then I'm not a large fan of yoghurt and my family loved it- so its most likely just me! I would add more fruit next time though (varied in type) to help accompany the yoghurt better :)
2nd Jun, 2015
I often have this for breakfast, to make it more quickly, fill the cup you have measured oats and milk/water with frozen blueberries, half cup for one, one cup for two etc. Blitz in microwave for one minute, put on cooked porridge and drizzle with honey afterwards, saves on washing up! Also use jumbo organic oats for more texture. If you cook oats in milk/water you don't need the yoghurt. This works equally well for other frozen soft fruit. Another lovely winter topping is to soak chopped dried fruit, figs, apricots, dates etc in fresh orange juice over night.


4th May, 2020
I question your nutrition information. When I worked it out from the information on the products it came to more than twice the calories you state, as well as much higher for all the amounts.
6th Feb, 2015
The recipe, porridge with blueberry compote, can you use fresh blueberries and when you put the blueberries in a pan with water, is it cold or hot water and what temperature on an electric oven hob please.
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9th Feb, 2015
Hi Ljmarsh, thanks for your question. We haven't tested this recipe using fresh blueberries but can see no reason why they wouldn't be absolutely fine to use. The tablespoon of water should be cold water and we can't give settings for electric hobs (as they vary so much) but would suggest heating it gently on one of the lowest settings until heated through but not disintergrating. Hope this is helpful. Let us know how you get on. 
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