Porridge recipe

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2 min


5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 235 kCal 12%
Fat 6g 9%

Porridge is a great breakfast for any time of the year but is particularly warming in the winter and this easy porridge recipe shows how to make your own at home.

Add seasonal fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts or seeds to make a really filling, healthy breakfast. Thanks to the slow energy releasing carbohydrates in porridge, eating a bowl of these warming oats for breakfast should keep you going until lunchtime – and help you resist the urge to reach for a mid-morning snack.

Following a dairy-free diet? Just replace the semi-skimmed milk in the recipe for a dairy-free alternative such as almond milk or coconut milk. The overall taste of the porridge might be slightly different, but still delicious.


  • 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


  • 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).

  • Pour extra milk around the edge, then add the topping of your choice and serve immediately.

Top tip for making Porridge

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

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