Perfect Porridge

Prep time 5 min cook time 5 min serves 1 Super Easy

Our tried and tested porridge recipe is creamy and comforting. The soluble fibre in oats helps to lower your cholesterol, keeps you fuller for longer and feeds your friendly gut bacteria. The secret to perfect porridge is to mix and match the texture and flavour of your favourite toppings – the perfect wholegrain way to start your day.

Typical nutritional content (per portion)

204Calories 4.3gFat 1.2gSaturates 9gProtein 3.1gFibre 31gCarbohydrate 4.9gSugars 0.13gSalt


40g oats
100ml low-fat milk or fortified unsweetened plant alternative
70ml water
Toppings of your choice (see method)


Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring regularly.

Reduce heat and simmer until it has thickened to a gloopy consistency.

Pimp your porridge with as many textures and flavours as you like:

      • Something crunchy – toasted nuts (flaked almonds, pine nuts, walnuts), toasted seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, chia), reduced-sugar granola, toasted coconut flakes
      • Something fruity – frozen berries, caramelised banana (cut banana lengthways and dry fry on a hot pan for a minute each side), stewed apple and cinnamon, fruit compote, freshly sliced fruit
      • Something creamy – soya yogurt, low-fat yogurt, coconut yogurt, any nut butter or nut butter powder
      • Something sweet – chopped dates, date syrup, maple syrup, cinnamon, few drops of vanilla extract, raisins, dried mango

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