Perfect Porridge

If you're looking for a healthy, breakfast on a budget, you need porridge. If past bad experiences are putting you off, then try this easy recipe for perfect porridge. The health benefits of oats is phenomenal.

For perfect porridge you need 1 part oats to 2 1/2 parts milk. 50g of oats makes roughly one adult serving of porridge. It helps if you have a cup or glass which fits 50g or 100g of oats (depending on how many people you are making porridge for) to speed things up in the morning.

A great tip is to soak the oats in the milk for around 10 minutes before cooking for a smoother porridge. Top your porridge with chopped fruit and to get one of your 5-a-day with your breakfast. For kids, sweeten naturally with mashed banana.

Perfect Porridge: Serves 1:

Time:  2 mins prep + 8 mins cooking
Cost:  21p per serving*
Calories:  320 per serving*
  • 50g Oats
  • 300ml milk
  • Honey, sugar and fruit to serve (optional) 
  1. Pop the oats and milk in a pan. Slowly bring the porridge to the boil, turn the heat low and simmer for 6 minutes stirring from time to time so it doesn't stick. 
  2. Pour into bowls and sweeten with honey, brown sugar or golden syrup to taste. Top with fresh fruit and a dollop of natural yogurt if you like.

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