Porridge is a great breakfast food, especially if you’re looking to lose weight.
It really fills you up. There’ll be no more reaching for snacks before lunch for a rumbling stomach. And yet, if you look online for a porridge recipe, you’ll find a lot of contradicting information.
This recipe is one that simply works. It’s easy, quick and tasty. Like all the Dad Recipes, I show you the basics and you can add your own stuff.
200g milk (skimmed, semi-skimmed, or almond)
This is a good size portion for one grown up.
- Add the oats, the milk and the water into the pan and give it a little stir.
2. Put over a low heat. It’s still going to cook quickly, but a high heat will leave you with crunchy oats, and you’ll miss out on that smooth porridge texture.
3. You’ll need to give it the odd stir. Porridge is something you don’t want sticking to the bottom of the pan when it comes to cleaning.
4. After about 5 – 8 minutes, you’ll get a smooth porridge, with the oats absorbing the liquid. That’s how simple it is!
I added a little cinnamon while mine was cooking, then some honey and bananas. Very filling and tasty.
Why the water?
The water means it takes a little longer for the liquid to boil. (Because of its content, even though milk has a slightly higher boiling point than water, it boils quicker.) It means there oats have more time to absorb the liquid and go creamy. It also makes it easier to clean the pot afterwards.