Porridge is a super healthy breakfast option that goes well with a huge array of toppings.

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Recipe AuthorAlice Cameron
Date8 October 2019
MachineManual Mode
Preparation time 2 Minutes 50 Seconds
Cooking time 7 Minutes
Total time 9 Minutes 50 Seconds

To make a truly great bowl of porridge you have to get two things right. The first thing is the porridge itself, the second is the topping! This recipe only has three ingredients, oats, milk and a pinch of salt.

Porridge is one of those things that can be a bit boring but with a little imagination and creativity can be transformed into something spectacular! The aim of this recipe is to give you a great base which will allow you to add all manner of wonderful topping combinations to make your breakfast that little bit more special.

Porridge Toppings

Oats are a nutritional powerhouse and are incredibly good for you but tend to be a bit dull on their own.

Classic toppings include jam, compote, a swirl of honey, golden syrup or simply a sprinkling of brown sugar.

Nowadays people are adding fresh fruit like bananas, raspberries and strawberries, dried fruit like raisins or sultanas, nut butters like peanut butter or almond butter, chopped nuts, coconut shavings, spices like ground cinnamon or other flavourings like cocoa powder.

We add a tiny bit of salt to this recipe to bring out the flavour but it can be omitted if you are making this recipe for a baby (over 4 months of age) or a young child.


To make this recipe vegan simply replace the milk with your favourite non-dairy vegan milk substitute!

Ingredient list

Oats 50gPorridge
Salt 0to tastea pinch
Almonds 20gflakes

Step nr: 1 - Add milk and oats

Ingredient list for step nr: 1

Semi skimmed milk 100milliliter
Cooking time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Add the milk and the oats to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally.

Step nr: 2 - Simmer

Cooking time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

When boiling turn down the heat slightly and stir continuously.

Step nr: 3 - Add salt

Ingredient list for step nr: 3

Salt 0to taste
Preparation time 20 Seconds
Total time 20 Seconds

When the porridge is at your desired consistency add the salt and turn off the heat.

Step nr: 4 - Spoon into bowls

Ingredient list for step nr: 4

Semi skimmed milk 20milliliter
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Spoon into two bowls and add the rest of the milk.

Step nr: 5 - Add almonds

Ingredient list for step nr: 5

Almonds 20gram
Preparation time 30 Seconds
Total time 30 Seconds

Top with almonds.

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