Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snowy day = heartwarming breakfast. Mmm

On days like these...

Food needs to be hearty, warming and above all comforting, so what better way to start the day than with a bowl of steaming hot creamy porridge.

Porridge must be one of the cheapest breakfasts you can make whether you use rolled oats or oatmeal. I had stoneground oatmeal left over from making raspberry cranachan  during the now largely forgotton summer, so that is what I used. I made my porridge with water then topped it off with creamy whole milk and a generous dollop of honey - Yumm

The list of things you can add to porridge is endless, but here are just a few ideas:
  • Mashed up banana, if you're trying to lose weight you may find that you don't need any added sugar with this one!
  • Grated or diced fresh apple, or stewed apple.
  • Blueberries.
  • Strawberries .. in fact any fruit you can think of!!
  • Golden syrup
  • Cream - golden syrup or honey and cream is my all time favourite.
  • Peanut butter
  • Spices especially cinnamon or nutmeg with apple.
  • Hazelnuts, again I like these chopped and added with a little diced apple and cinnamon.
How do you eat yours?


  1. I'm actually not a fan of porridge, but because it has benefits in reducing the effects of PMS I've been trying to get into the habit of eating it most days. I make it with skimmed milk and sweeten with honey.

  2. I love porridge, yum yum yum!
    Hope you are keeping nice and cosy.


  3. Not for me, thanks!
    Love from Mum

  4. My brother used to eat two big bowls full for breakfast!!! when I struggled to eat anything at that time of day.
    Sue Xxx

  5. I absolutely love porridge but it doesn't love me, too much milk!

    But your post is making me crave it, I think when the boys school text to say they are closed due to snow in the morning, it will be porridge all round xx

  6. I like porridge for breakfast in winter too. This is definitely a time for homemade pies, casseroles and soups - all hearty, warming and comforting as you say.

  7. I absolutely love porrige and eat it as often I can. I use rolled oats which i put in the liquidizer and turn it on until it becomes a fine grain. I make mine with skimmed milk. Try this it is wonderful.


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