Super Speedy Porridge

Super Speedy Porridge

I have to admit that I have a very serious addiction to porridge! I crave it all the time and secretly wish that I could eat it for every meal every day, that’s how much I love it. I just love how warming and soothing it is, it’s like eating a giant hug. Plus it’s so creamy and you can top it with all your favourite things to create something insanely delicious. I normally add banana slices, fresh berries and lots of almond butter, plus some cacao nibs and pumpkin seeds for a little crunch!

This porridge recipe is an absolute saviour for those of you that have busy mornings as it only takes 3 minutes to make – how amazing is that! It also means that there’s now no excuse not to eat a beautifully healthy and energising breakfast every day. The secret to this recipe being so easy and speedy is that we soak the oats in boiling water for ten minutes, during this time you can get dressed and ready for the day while the oats soften perfectly. After those ten minutes the oats are soft enough to eat, so all you need to do is heat them up and add your toppings, which only takes three minutes – it’s like the best, healthiest instant porridge!Serves 2

– 2/3 of a cup of oats (100g)

– 2/3 of a cup of boiling water (200ml)

-1/3 of a cup of almond milk (100ml)

Optional

– Banana

– Berries

– Almond butter

– Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and cacao nibs

Start by placing the oats in a saucepan with the boiling water, stir it together and then let it sit with the lid of the pan on for 10 minutes.

Once the oats have soaked and are soft, place the pan on a hob and heat it up with the almond milk for 3-4, stirring it every minute or so.

Then serve with your favourite toppings.

 

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  • Anamaria Todor

    What kind of oats did you use? :)

  • Eleni

    This post comes just at the right time as the temperatures in Paris have dropped and this morning I contemplated what my next go-to breakfast would be. I have the tendency to only eat one thing for months at a time, then completely change it up for a new favourite breakfast! The photo is my summer breakfast featuring your amazing cinnamon pecan granola :)

    • Sarah Boeke

      Hi Ella! I love all your recipes! But are you supposed to leave the stove on while the oats are soaking or you turn it off and just let them sit in the hot water? Thanks :)

  • http://www.sustainableandthecity.com/ Sustainable and the City

    so speedy! this would definitely make future frazzled train-dash mornings (…like this morning) much more tasty!

  • ellawoodward

    This looks amazing! Hope you like the porridge x

    • Eleni

      I love the porridge! I made it this morning (added some mashed banana to cook along with the almond milk) and it was divine! Love how the oats keep a bit of their texture but at the same time go super creamy.

  • ellawoodward

    You can use any type but I prefer using jumbo oats

    • Natallia

      What are jumbo oat? I live in the U.S. and don’t think I have seen those..

  • http://gregorysbakes.wordpress.com/ Hannah

    I have a lot of love for this post because I feel exactly the same about porridge – I have it for breakfast basically every day (even the hottest summer day) and often have it for dinner if I’ve had a big lunch! haha my family say I have an addiction but I don’t care!
    It’s actually World Porridge Day this Friday (10th Oct) if you didn’t know so this was a well timed blog post!

  • Caroline Kusch

    I admire your food recipes! Lovin your blog! :)
    http://www.redchillilounge.com

  • Lucie Robinson

    Yummy! Porridge is my favourite thing ever too. It just feels so nourishing! Please check out my baked porridge recipe, http://juicyluciefoods.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/baked-porridge.html x

  • Lucie Robinson

    YUM! Will be trying this out for sure. Your recipes are always so good and you’re such an inspiration to me. I’m studying Nutrition at uni currently and would love when I graduate next year to go into Health Promotion. I would love to do this by blogging and doing cooking classes, and possibly preparing take-away nutritious & delicious meals! Any advice for how I could make this dream a reality? x

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Lucie, If you look in the FAQ section there is a little advice about this there x

  • http://Www.supernaturallyhealthy.org/ Kezia @ Super Naturally Health

    Love porridge – I currently am avoiding grains for health reason but porridge will be my first port of call once my tummy is all healed up!

  • kelly

    Do you think ginger would be nice in porridge? I really like gingerbread so was thinking of trying it out? Have you used it in porridge before? Xx

  • Alice

    Hello, looks amazing although I was under the impression that oats contained gluten? Could you clarify? Thank you so much! Alice

  • Debi359

    I love your posts. This may seem a silly question but what is a “hob”? Thanks for the great recipes and ideas. :)

  • ellawoodward

    I haven’t tried it but I think that may be quite nice! x

  • ellawoodward

    You just let it sit in the water

  • ellawoodward

    It’s just my stovetop (gas, electric etc). :)

    • Debi359

      Ah, thanks. :)

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Alice, oats themselves don’t contain gluten but there is a very very small risk of contamination with gluten from the production process. If you’re celiac then buy gluten free oats but otherwise, if you’re gluten sensitive for example buy normal oats and see how you get on with them. Hope that helps! ella x

    • Jem

      Forgive me for sounding rude; oats do in fact contain gluten (avenin). Here in Australia you cannot buy ‘gluten free oats’ – irrespective of whether they have been either grown or processed away from wheat, rye, barley, etc. – because FSANZ (food standards Australia) prohibit their being labelled as such, for all oats contain gluten!

  • Charlottes Life

    Lovely recipe! I love healthy food :)

  • kelly

    Do you happen to have any recipes or advice for making savoury porridge? i would love to give it a go xx

  • ellawoodward

    Unfortunately not really as I just love sweet porridge! x

  • Julia

    Hi Ella, just wondering what cups you use for your measurements? I’m guessing they’re UK ones rather than US.
    Thanks!
    Love your blog by the way…definitely making our household healthier!

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Julia, I just use standard coffee mugs. So glad you love the blog! X

  • Zahra K

    Sooo delicious!! I tried it and added a cinnamon stick to give a boost of flavour. My new favourite.

  • Bettina Viedma

    Very easy and simply delicious. Thank you so much for your lovely recipes. I’ve just discovered your blog very recently and just love it!

  • Natallia

    So glad I have found this site – thank you for all the wonderful recipes! I made this porridge today and didn’t come out as creamy : / wondering if the type of oats matters. Ella, what oats do you usually use and recommend? I made it with organic steel cut oats and it came out quite dry. Also, used almond milk from a box (whole foods brand) – do you use homemade almond milk? Would appreciate your suggestions!!

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Natalia, I usually use organic jumbo oats and yes I make my own almond milk, there is a recipe for it on my blog! Have a lovely day! X

  • ellawoodward

    You can try ordering them on Amazon. If not you could use organic rolled oats which you can find in your local health food store. X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Natalia, I usually use organic jumbo oats and yes I make my own almond milk, there is a recipe for it on the blog! X

  • LulaBella11

    Hey Ella, I unfortunately can not stomach oats with my gluten intolerance (even gluten free oats are a BIG no-no) Is there anything else I can use to make porridge as i really miss it :( x

  • ellawoodward

    You could try using buckwheat instead! Have a lovely day x

    • LulaBella11

      Thank you so much for getting back to me hope you’ve had a pain free day xx

  • Da-niece H

    Are your meals diabetic friendly?

    • ellawoodward

      Hi, the recipes are not specific to diabetic friendly diet, they are more focused on plant-based healthy eating. I would recommend speaking to a naturopath to see if they are right for you. Have a lovely day x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi, the recipes are not specific to diabetic friendly diet, they are more focused on plant-based healthy eating. I would recommend speaking to a naturopath to see if they are right for you. Have a lovely day x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Jem, there is a protein in oats that is very similar to gluten but not exactly the same, which is why some people can become intolerant to oats! X

  • Grace

    Do you make your own almond butter? I know there is a recipe on the blog for a combination nut butter, but do you have one for simple almond/ peanut butter?

  • dawn halpin roberts

    hi I watched you on this morning. I too feel tired all the time so I am going to try your recipes and let you know how I get on. Many thanks x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Grace, yes there is a recipe for the simple almond butter on the app! Have a lovely day! X

  • Cinnamonsaffron2

    Yumyumyum this was so delicious! I used a bit more water.

  • Luana

    Hi Ella :) Do you know where i can buy the cheapest almond butter?

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Luana, I often buy Meridian almond butter online from Amazon which is awesome! However making it yourself works out the cheapest, there is a super simple recipe in my book on page 24! X

  • kimberlykeno

    What type of oats do you use, steel cut, old fashion and I think there’s one other one?

    • ellawoodward

      I use quick porridge oats for porridge recipes, these have been ground down slightly and are quicker to cook. I use jumbo oats for other recipes using oats x

  • http://www.sustainableandthecity.com Sustainable and the City

    so speedy! this would definitely make future frazzled train-dash mornings (…like this morning) much more tasty!