how to make porridge

How to make porridge

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Breakfast


This is a really adaptable recipe – make it a couple of times the way below, then start to get adventurous! I’d recommend raspberries, banana slices or blueberries, you can also go chocolaty with some cocoa powder or (if you’re feeling sweet) a couple spoonfuls of Nutella. This recipe is for two, but scales both up and down to one.


  • 100g porridge oats
  • 500ml milk (milk alternative or a milk-water mix, if you prefer)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp honey (or maple or golden syrup)
  • fruit to finish


On the hob

[Optional step:] Put a non-stick pan on a medium heat and add in the oats. Toast them lightly in the dry heat of the pan. This adds more flavour, but can be skipped in a busy morning.

Pour in most of the milk in on the oats, stir it through. Add in the cinnamon and honey. Stir these through as well.

Bring the mixture to the boil, then simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Stir from time to time to break any clumps and stop any sticking.

Decant into bowls and add a little moat of milk around the edges. Scatter your fruit on top – be quite liberal, it’s a great way to get one of your five a day! Eat and enjoy.

In the microwave

Pour all the ingredients together into a microwaveable bowl. Whisk together.

Cook on full power for 4 minutes, stirring about half way. Let it sit for 2 minutes more. Serve.