Enough for 2 or 3

Dry frying or toasting the oats is a great way to add a little extra flavour to the finished porridge so don’t even think about skipping that stage! These quantities can be easily adjusted but I think that porridge goes “slimey” if you try and reheat it so I only make as much as I need. 


50g rolled jumbo oats
50g oatmeal
200ml whole milk
400ml water
Salt to taste – you’ll want to be quite generous

  1. Weigh out the jumbo oats and oatmeal and transfer to a frying pan.
  2. Toast over a high heat stirring regularly until you can smell them and they are beginning to get lightly golden in places.
  3. Transfer to a saucepan.
  4. Pour in the milk and the water.
  5. Slowly bring to a simmer – this takes a few minutes so be patient – and stir gently so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  6. When they begin to simmer turn the heat down really low and allow cook for another 10 minutes or so.
  7. Stir in the salt and cook for another couple of minutes.
  8. Taste!

Serve with any compote – I love apple or blueberry or any fresh fruit really.

My kids love it with honey and demerara sugar or even golden syrup.

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