Perfect Porridge Recipe

Make this perfect porridge oats recipe, as a base for all types of porridge breakfasts. With the perfect porridge ratio, you can add delicious toppings every day.

perfect creamy porridge recipe

Porridge is a breakfast I grew up with. Back in the day, my mum always told us it was one of the healthiest breakfasts she could give us. As a result, that’s why I make it for my kids today, myself included. Plus, when it comes to porridge toppings sky’s the limit. Hence why I love to make porridge. You only need to check out my social media, and my recipes to see how many variations of porridge we eat in our house.

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Firstly, this perfect porridge is not only creamy, warming, and absolutely delicious; it’s so simple to make too. This is the base to most of my porridge recipes. You can flavor this porridge any way you wish. You can add spices such as cinnamon, allspice, or even ginger; experiment with your favorite flavors, and see where it takes you.

When it comes to choosing toppings, there are thousands of different ingredients that go perfectly with porridge. I add anything from syrups, and sliced fruit to granola and even compotes.

Why do you put salt in porridge?

Salt is a staple in all the best porridge recipes as it adds depth to the taste of the porridge. Salt will help bring out the sweetness of any topping you choose to use in your porridge recipes. Just make sure to add the salt when the porridge is nearly finished cooking or coming to a boil. Adding the salt too early can harden the grain, and stop the oats from swelling, making your porridge less creamy.

How to make porridge?

Measure out your ingredients and pop them into a small saucepan. Then simply bring to the boil and then let the porridge simmer for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring throughout the whole cooking process so that the porridge cooks evenly. When it is finished cooking remove it from the heat and let it stand for a minute. Grab yourself a bowl and fill it with the beautiful creamy porridge. It really is that simple to make delicious creamy porridge.

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perfect creamy porridge recipe

Perfect Porridge Recipe

Love Food Feed Editors
How to make the perfect porridge. This perfect porridge recipe is creamy, warming and absolutely delicious. Start your day with a healthy oat boost.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1
Calories 373 kcal



  • Place the 50g of oats into a saucepan then add 300mls of milk.
    50 g Porridge oats, 300 milliliters Milk
  • Then simply bring your porridge to the boil and at this stage add your pinch of salt. Then let the porridge simmer for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring through the whole cooking process so that the porridge cooks evenly.
    ⅛ tsp Salt
  • When it is finished cooking remove it from the heat and let it stand for a minute.
  • Grab yourself a bowl and fill it with the beautiful creamy porridge.
  • You can eat your perfect porridge like this or you can top it with some of your favorite toppings. My favorite topping for porridge is definitely golden syrup.
  • Hope you enjoy this recipe.
    perfect creamy porridge recipe


Tips and Tricks
Don't forget to try out some of these great porridge topping ideas.


Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 16gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 423mgPotassium: 577mgFiber: 5gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 486IUCalcium: 365mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating

Raw porridge oats contain 389 calories per 100 grams (3.5 ounces). 300 ml of whole milk contains 186 calories. Some might be wondering how many calories are in a bowl of porridge? Here is a simple nutrition chart breaking down the nutritional info and calories of porridge made with milk (according to our nutrition API).

Calorie and Nutrition Values for 1 serving of porridge

Calories 373
Protein 16g
Carbohydrate 48g
Fat 13g
Fibre 5g

If you're looking for more porridge inspiration, check out some of my most popular porridge recipes. Spiced Orange porridge, chocolate porridge, and creamy porridge topped with mixed berry compote are just a few I have on this site.

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