Add seasonal fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts or seeds to this porridge recipe to make a really filling, healthy breakfast. Simply stir the fruit in once the porridge is cooked. Add even more spoonfuls of fruit to the top of your porridge to start with a good portion of your 5-a-day.
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.