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my favourite porridge recipe

August 20th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I have had a weekend of studying and have caught up mostly. I didn't get as much done as I wanted to... but I am nearly ahead of what we're supposed to be doing. I still have about three hours until I plan to stop though, so hopefully I'll get there!

In saying that, I thought I'd take a break. Big Grin

I decided not to do the grocery shopping for a couple more days. DH bought some milk which is all we really need at the moment, we will survive a few days with what we have.

Last night we had Indian takeaway for dinner, but both still have enough left over for each of us to have it for dinner tonight Smile

Today I was sitting at my desk listening to a presentation for one of my subjects, eating a bowl of porridge for lunch, when I realised how screwed up my eating patterns are. Not that I mind. I just don't get around to having a big breakfast and on the weekends it usually gets to midday before I am hungry. I like sweet food as opposed to savoury, and in my mind, porridge is a lot healthier than, say, a slice of cake for lunch! Big Grin During the week I take muesli and low-fat berry yoghurt for my mid-morning/lunch snack. Wednesdays I usually have a salad for lunch.

Anyway, the main point of my post was to share my favourite porridge recipe (I think it's called oatmeal in the states???). This is usually what I have (for lunch, but you can ignore that bit...)


1/4 cup rolled oats
pinch salt
tsp desicated coconut
pinch cinnamon
handful sultanas
(combine in a saucepan with 2/3 cup cold water and bring to the boil, turn down and simmer for a few minutes until cooked)

in a bowl, combine:

2 dried pitted prunes, sliced thinly and
3-4 dried apricots, sliced thinly

add the cooked oat mixture to the bowl and stir to combine the other dried fruit. add some honey if wanted.

6 Responses to “ my favourite porridge recipe ”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds nice, I'll need to try that the next time I have porridge Smile

  2. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Porridge is my main breakfast meal these days. I have nearly the same but no coconut some morning. I cooke my porridge in microwave (1100W) 65 seconds then stir and cook another 60 seconds and add honey and milk.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    Yes, we call it oatmeal here Smile What are sultanas?

  4. Whitestripe Says:

    Dried grapes

  5. snafu Says:

    Cooked oatmeal is our go-to hot breakfast in winter in the freezing north. I've never added dried fruit but think that's brilliant! Noted additions on December calendar so I don't forget. You might like the healthy versions of the giant, 4" oatmeal cookies that are breakfast-to-go for kiddies who balk at eating breakfast on busy school mornings.

  6. HousingCounselor Says:

    My great-grandmother used to mix it with a splash of cold milk (to cool it down) a tab of butter, with cinnamon and raisins because we weren't allowed to use sugar. This recipe sounds delicious.

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