Oat Porridge
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How to make oat porridge in 5 minutes

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To make perfect oat porridge you need, oats, milk or water, sea salt and sugar

Hot porridge is a popular breakfast option especially in the cold winter months. Contrary to popular belief, oat porridge is also a good option for dinner or supper. Adding some fresh fruits or dry fruits to porridge makes it more nourishing and healthier. Oatmeal is the most common type of porridge and it is packed with carbohydrates, which keeps you going until lunch time. It is also high in fibre, which helps bowel functions.

Diary-free Porridge

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To make diary-free porridge, just replace milk/cream with almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk or diary free milk. Using these substitutes might change the taste a little bit but it will still come out delicious.

How to make porridge in the microwave

Mix porridge oats with water or milk and add a pinch of salt in a microwavable bowl; then microwave the mixture on high heat for about five minutes. You can stir halfway through to avoid spillage. Microwaved porridge is always very hot, so leave for about two minutes before eating. To make your porridge creamy, you can add single cream to it when it’s nearly done.

How to make oat porridge

4.6 from 7 votes
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: BreakfastCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

minutes
Cooking time

7

minutes
Calories

180

kcal
Total time

7

minutes

    Porridge can be made with both water and milk. Porridge made with milk from the start will have more calories, while porridge made with water will have less calories. For weight watchers, I’d advise making porridge with water then add a little milk when it’s nearly done.

    Ingredients

    • 50 grams Quaker oats

    • 200 mls Water/Milk

    • Pinch of sea salt

    • 1 teaspoon Sugar/honey

    Directions

    • Place your saucepan on the cooker and set to medium heat.
    • For single portions, pour 50g porridge oats into the pan, add 350ml milk or water and sprinkle in a pinch of salt.
    • Let it simmer for about 4-5 minutes while stirring carefully from time to time so it doesn’t stick to the pan. You can also add a little bit of milk round the edges and stir gently.
    • Serve hot with choice of topping.

    Notes

    • To make your porridge taste better, you can top it up with banana and maple syrup or honey, fresh and dry fruits, cinnamon and chocolate flakes, walnuts, dates and raisins, etc.
    • PS: Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator and based on ingredients used.

    Utensils and tools in this recipe

    Saucepan and stirring Spatula. (You can buy any of the items on Amazon by clicking the link on them. This opens a new tab so you will still remain on this page).

    Frequently asked questions about making porridge

    Is oatmeal and porridge the same thing?

    Oatmeal is a type of porridge, but the terms are often used interchangeably. However, not all porridge is made from oats. A porridge can be any hot cereal made from a variety of grains, vegetables, or legumes.

    Can you make porridge with water?

    Porridge can be made with both water and milk. Porridge made with milk from the start will have more calories, while porridge made with water will have less calories. For weight watchers, I’d advise making porridge with water then add a little milk when its nearly done.

    Is porridge good for losing weight?

    Numerous studies have shown porridge is one of the best choices to start the day for stable and steady weight loss because of its high amount of fibre. However, porridge made with milk from the start will have more calories.

    How do you measure a portion of porridge oat?

    One portion is around 50g or half a cup of oats and 200ml of water or milk. This can easily fit into a balanced diet as a satisfying breakfast.

    How do you make porridge tastier?

    Once your porridge is done, you can spice it up with bananas, dates, raisins, almonds, baked apples, and cinnamon. You can also make your porridge better by topping it with honey, cinnamon and chocolate flakes, walnuts, strawberries, raspberry blueberries, and maple syrup.

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