This basic porridge recipe is my simple go-to breakfast in winter. It’s quick, wholesome and warming on a chilly winters morning.

By the start of June I’ve usually eaten that much porridge I could turn into a bowl of it.

I love porridge because:

  • 2 ingredients

  • Ready in 10 minutes or less

  • Very cheap to make

  • It’s plain but I use it as a vehicle with fun porridge toppers to bring the flavour

  • It’s filling

  • It keeps well, I make it in bulk and heat up daily as I need

My porridge recipe is as simple as oat and water. But I do love to add some extra nutritional value by adding ghee and cinnamon.

Makes: around 1 cup and a bit


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 2 1/4 cups water

  • 1 – 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon ghee


  1. In a pot combine all ingredients. Stir well.

  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer. Cook for 10 minutes with lid off.

  3. Cool and store in a glass jar in fridge for the week.

Serve with a porridge topper, coconut yogurt and toasted nuts/seeds.

Fun porridge toppers

Caramelised banana

Steamed pears

Stewed rhubarb

Apricot jam

Nut butter

Do you love porridge? Here are some other porridge recipes for you to try:

Apple pie porridge

Magical mandarin porridge

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