Creamy porridge with summer berries

Preparation time 5 minutes. Serves: 2


  • 600ml water
  • 125g porridge oats
  • 150ml skimmed milk
  • 1 handful fresh, frozen and thawed, canned or cooked berries (such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or cranberries.


Place the water and oats in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the skimmed milk, stir and simmer for a few more minutes.

Serve with your chosen berries.

Or you could try……

Sweetening your porridge with these other fruity combinations:

  • Blueberries, loganberries, blackcurrants or redcurrants
  • Raisins and sultanas
  • Apricots and figs
  • Bananas and walnuts
  • Prune and a little honey

Nutritional tips

Oats provide one of the richest sources of the dietary soluble fibre beta-glucan. The recommended intake for a cholesterol-lowering effect is 3g of beta-glucan per day, which will reduce your total cholesterol by 6mg/dl. This bowl of porridge would reduce your cholesterol by 4mg/dl.


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