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Perfect Porridge Power

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Porridge is not just for cold mornings! Try cooking up a big batch and allowing family members to experiment with their favourite nutritious toppings. Any left over can be warmed up and topped with fruit the next day.

Makes approximately 4 servings

Preparation time is approximately 5 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 10 minutes


200g porridge oats (gluten free if required)

800ml whole milk (dairy free milk if required)

Topping ideas:

2-4 teaspoons of seed mix ( sesame, pumpkin, flax, chia)

2 tablespoons of chopped or flaked nuts ( almonds, walnuts,pecans)

1 teaspoons of peanut/almond/cashew butter

1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup

A handful of raspberries, strawberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen, as long as they are defrosted )

1/2 slices of banana

How to make Perfect Porridge Power

  1. Add the oats and milk to a saucepan and place over a medium heat.

  2. Cook for 5-10 mins, stirring frequently or until the porridge is nice and thick. Stir and add extra milk if required. 

  3. Allow children to choose from selection of toppings and add.



'Lighten up' the fruit in this recipe adds sweetness to the dish, use only one small teaspoon of maple syrup which overtime should be reduced.

Use low fat milk or milk alternative ( with no added sugar)

Increase protien intake add 2-4 tablespoons when cooking porridge

Chia seeds can be added into the porridge whilst cooking.

Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes.

Don’t forget to look at our useful articles on a variety of family topics including batch cooking, leftovers, hydration, fussy eaters and more! Here is the LINK.

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