#NationalBreakfastWeek | Porridge 5 ways

24th - 30th January is National Breakfast week. I thought I'd share with you my 5 favourite ways to have porridge.It's warm and comforting especially on a cold day and keeps me full until lunch. porridge doesn't have to be boring

1. Overnight Oats
I was introduce to Overnight Oats when I joined Slimming World. It's one of my favourite easiest breakfasts to have. It's especially good if you're on the go

35g Porridge Oats
1 Pot of yogurt (125g)
Mixed fruits (I use frozen fruit as it melts into the oats and makes it extra gooey)

Layer the porridge, yogurt and fruit into a jar or bowl, cover and leave in the fridge overnight
In the morning stir, add some extra fruit and enjoy

2. Carrot Cake Porridge
A great way to get some vegs into your diet, super filling and yummy

35g Porridge Oats
150g Milk (add more if you like your porridge runny)
1 small grated carrot
1 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Sweeten to taste (sugar,sweetner,honey etc)

Place all the ingredients into a pan bring to boil, then simmer for 5 - 10 minutes until thick and creamy

3. Baked Oats
A versatile way of  serving porridge for children and adults who do not like the gooey texture

35g Porridge Oats
1 egg
50 ml milk
Add fruit, flavouring, jam whatever you fancy
sweeten to taste

Mixed together in a bowl
Spoon into muffin/cake case
Bake at 180 -200 or until golden 
Enjoy straight out of the oven

4. Chocolate Porridge
When you're after a cheeky little treat

35g Porridge Oats
150g Milk (add more if you like your porridge runny) 
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
Sweeten to taste (Honey,sugar,sweetner)
Pinch of cinnamon

5. Porridge Pancakes
Lovely start to the weekend, especially as Sunday Brunch

35g Porridge
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Sweetner
Vanilla Essence to taste 
Fry Light (coconut oil, vegetable oil etc)

Mixed all the ingredients in a bowl
Heat up a frying pan add a little cooking oil
Spoon pancake mixture into the pan, wait a minute then flip over
plate up and serve with whatever you like.

So those where my 5 favourite ways to eat porridge. What is your favourite way to have yours?


  1. I love porridge its hands down my favourite breakfast I love it with berries and also overnight oats or as pancakes. I've never had carrot porridge or baked oats will have to try it out.

  2. I eat porridge every morning for breakfast, but I'm really boring and never add anything but milk to it! Your suggestions are just the inspiration I need x

  3. I didn't know it was breakfast week! I better start getting more creative with my breakfasts then as I just had toast and decaf tea lol!

  4. I love porridge and surprising I prefer the boring one lol but these ones look yummy, I made overnight oats every night ready for work next day.

  5. Oh what great ideas! We aren't very good with breakfast - especially on week days. I will try some of these, Thank you. Kaz x

  6. ooo i want to try all of these! think I'll give the carrot cake porridge a go tomorrow