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  • Serves: 2

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Porridge is a great breakfast for any time of the year. Choose the topping of your choice for an energy-packed start to the day.


  • 100g porridge oats
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Extra milk to serve
Choice of toppings:
  • Toasted nuts and seeds with golden syrup
  • Bananas and maple syrup
  • Stewed fruits

Half the amount of porridge oats and milk if you are making porridge for one.


  1. Place the oats, milk, 300ml water and salt into a pan. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. Cook the porridge slowly for a couple of minutes, then pour into warm bowls (which will prevent it setting instantly).
  2. Pour extra milk around the edge, then add the topping of your choice and serve immediately.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 235(kcal)
  • Fat 6.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Victoria Haneveer

I make it in the microwave and I like to add chopped apple or banana and a pinch of either ginger or cinnamon. It's also nice with raisins, or you could add some honey. Put everything in a dish, microwave for 1 minute, stir, then give 1 more minute. Handy if you're in a mad rush and want something made in 2 mins :-)

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