Porridge has to be the perfect breakfast for those with a busy morning! As a complex carbohydrate, it releases energy slowly through the morning, and it is also very good for the heart.
Andrew: I had a Scottish friend who insisted porridge be made with water and salt. Not to my taste.
Dawn: This however is a healthy version, and with some fruit added too, is even better for you.
Andrew: This is one variation: plenty more at the end! This is for one person. The secret here is ratio. Too little liquid and it is too dry, too much and it is sloppy.
1/2 mugful of porridge oats
1/2 mugful of semi-skimmed milk
1/2 mugful of water
A few blueberries
- Place the oats, milk and water in a saucepan on a low-medium heat.
- Stir slowly and often.
- The porridge will thicken slowly. Keep stirring, so it doesn’t stick and burn.
- When cooked to your satisfaction, serve immediately.
- Choose the bowl carefully. A deep bowl will retain the heat longer. Please don’t burn your mouth.
- Top with sliced strawberries, blueberries and a drizzle of golden syrup.
Dawn: I like honey, too. With bananas.
Andrew: When I have no fresh fruit, I like to use raisins.
Dawn: Apples, any berries, even a little granola would be brilliant.