basic healthy porridge

  • Yield:

    1 BIG bowl of warmth
  • Prep Time:

    3 mins
  • Cook Time:

    10 mins
basic healthy porridge

This porridge is really simple and a great way to fill and warm your tum at the start of frosty winter mornings. The oats provide a lovely slow release of energy which will see you through until lunchtime. If you want to make the porridge even more substantial you can replace the water with a m!lk alternative, like coconut m!lk, oat m!lk or a home-made nut m!lk if you are not allergic.


  • 1 C gluten-free oats*
  • 2 C cold water**
  • grind of pink himalayan salt


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan add all the ingredients, then stir until combined.

  2. Cover and cook over a low flame until the oats have absorbed all the water.

  3. Transfer into a bowl of choice, and add your favourite topping. The photo shows Aars favourite topping - the ever simple cinnamon and sugar partnership.


*I use the larger jumbo gluten-free oats, rather than the heavily milled Nairns gluten-free oats for my porridge.

**If you want to get more nutrients into yourself or your child use a m!lk alternative instead of water - like coconut m!lk or oat m!lk (or a nut m!lk if you are not allergic). They work really well in porridge.