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Bowl of porridge with apple

Three easy but delicious porridge oat recipes

Porridge oats are one of nature’s secret superfoods – they can help lower cholesterol, they’re a rich source of vitamin E and B vitamins, and they taste good too!

You can create a simple porridge using oats, milk and water, or try one of our three tasty recipes below to add a bit of ‘oooh’ to your oats.

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

Good for: spicing up your everyday breakfast
Serves 1

Nutrients per serving:

Energy Total fat Saturates Protein Fibre Carbs Sugar Salt
365 kcal 15 g 6,1 g 14 g 3 g 42 g 26 g 0.35 g

Ingredients

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Method

Step 1
Put the oats in a saucepan; add the milk, apple and cinnamon.

Step 2
Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Or you can try this in a microwave: mix the oats, milk, apple and cinnamon and microwave on medium power for 5 minutes.

Step 3
Stir in the flaxseed oil. Pour into a bowl, spoon yoghurt on top and drizzle with honey.

Oat, Quinoa and Manuka Porridge

Good for: boosting your immunity
Serves 1

Nutrients per serving:

Energy Total fat Saturates Protein Fibre Carbs Sugar Salt
291 kcal 14 g 1.7 g 11 g 4.2 g 28 g 13 g 0.27 g

Ingredients

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Method

Step 1
Put the almond milk and quinoa in a saucepan and boil for 10 minutes.

Step 2
Stir in the oats, sultanas and nuts, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the milk has been absorbed – you may need to add a little more.

Step 3
Serve drizzled with manuka honey, which can also help boost your immune system, and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds.

Fig and Plum Porridge

Good for: a weekend treat
Serves 1

Nutrients per serving:

Energy Total fat Saturates Protein Fibre Carbs Sugar Salt
261 kcal 6.3 g  2.2 g 10 g 6.3 g 37 g 21 g 0.18 g

Ingredients

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Method

Step 1
Soak the oats, flaxseed, cinnamon and figs in the milk overnight.

Step 2
Cook the mixture in the microwave for two minutes.

Step 3
Remove, then stir in the plum slices, and drizzle with a little honey

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This article has been adapted from longer features appearing in Healthy, the Holland & Barrett magazine. Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies.

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