Easy, no weighing, healthy microwave porridge

    5 min

    I have decided to upload this recipe after being ill in bed with flu. Here's what happened. Partner (English), "Can I get you anything?" Me (proper Scottish lassie), "I'd love some porridge." Partner, "Oh, I've never made porridge before." My throat was so sore I couldn't have managed toast so I sent him into the kitchen armed with these instructions, and 5 minutes later he appeared carrying a tray and presented me with the nicest porridge I've ever tasted. See recipe then try it for yourself. I'd love feedback to hear how you got on. Enjoy!


    Angus, Scotland, UK
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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 cup porridge oats
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 small pinch salt

    Prep:1min  ›  Cook:4min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Let's make some magic in minutes! Add all ingredients into a large microwave jug or bowl (make sure it's larger as it may boil over if it's too shallow). Stir.
    2. Microwave on full power for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring midway.
    3. Pour into serving bowl, cover with milk and serve.

    Serving suggestion

    This is the traditional way. What I requested was that milk be replaced with a dollop of Greek yogurt and drizzled with honey. It tasted amazing and it's the only way I'll be eating porridge from now on, even without a sore throat. If I had a larger appetite I'd consider adding a small sliced banana, topped with hazelnuts. That is a real super healthy treat.

    Cook's note

    A healthy way to serve porridge is simply by itself, covered with milk. In work a lot of customers have it with a sprinkling of sunflower hearts. At home I use a 3 seed mix bag as it's often difficult to get sunflower hearts. I also dilute nice jam into a compote but you can add any of your favourite seasonal fruit. I keep frozen berries I've foraged in the freezer for topping too. Simply defrost in microwave for 15 to 30 seconds whilst you put porridge ingredients together. On a positive note, being laid up with flu earned me the knowledge that I now know who will be making the porridge from now on... it definitely isn't going to be me!

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    Reviews in English (4)


    Wonderful! I felt the healthy nutrients raising through my body mere seconds after finishing my bowl!  -  19 Nov 2016


    Fantastic simple recipe. Wonderful.  -  19 Nov 2016


    Easy peasy. Added some fruit. Fantastic. Can't wait to impress relatives coming from Australia.  -  20 Nov 2016