Traditional Porridge

Porridge is a food you either love or hate and there are as many different ways of cooking porridge as there are people eating it! If you haven’t tried porridge in years or if you have memories of a grey solid limp in a bowl, it’s worth trying it again using this recipe. Even hardened porridge-haters like it…

Serves one- Suitable for vegetarians

NOTE: Porridge has been proven to be very beneficial in lowering cholesterol - if you have problems with cholesterol then make this part of your daily routine and watch your cholesterol fall.



  • ½ cup (or ¼ of a mug) of dry porridge oats
  • 1 cup (or ½ mug) of low fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar or honey (if you don’t want to add sugar or honey but still want a sweet flavour try your favourite fruit instead)
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds


  1. Put everything in a saucepan (non-stick if you have it) and gradually bring to the boil. Do stand beside it and watch it as it does boil over like anything
  2. Once it has come to the boil turn it down and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes depending on how tender you like your oats
  3. Stir it occasionally. If gets too thick (and how thick you like it is up to you) just add an extra drop of milk
  4. If you want to microwave the porridge, just follow the instructions on the pack and add the sunflower seeds at the end.

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