Flahavan's: Perfect Porridge

By: Flahavans  05/12/2011
Keywords: microwave, Bowl, oats


There is no right or wrong way to make porridge. It all depends on how you like it! Try these for starters!

Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridgeYou can prepare Flahavan's Progress Oatlets quickly and easily in a bowl using a microwave oven.
We recommend that you use a deep bowl and allow over an inch at the top of the bowl for the oats to expand, during the cooking process.

1. Blend a half-cup of Flahavan's Progress Oatlets in one cup of water (or milk) and mix in a deep bowl. Do not cover.

2. Microwave on High for 2 ½ minutes to 3 minutes. Cooking times vary according to microwave wattage.

Oven Wattage Cooking Time
800W (Category D): 2 ½ minutes
650W (Category B): 3 minutes3. Leave to stand for 1 minute, stir briskly and serve.
4. Serve with fresh fruits such as strawberries.Take time to enjoy the traditional Irish method.Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge1. Stir one cupful of Flahavan's Progress Oatlets into 2 ½ cupfuls of cold water/milk.
2. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 minutes, stirring all the time.
3. Cooking time will be reduced if Oats are soaked overnight.
4. Serve with some honey or yogurt if desired.

Use our Flahavan's Porridge Oats with 20% Added Bran for a real high-fibre porridge breakfast. Who said fast food can't be healthy?

Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge

1. Blend a half cup (40g) of our Flahavan's 20% Added Bran in one cup of water (or milk) and mix in a deep bowl. Do not cover.
2. Microwave on High for 2 minutes to 2 ½ minutes. Cooking times vary according to microwave wattage.Oven Wattage Cooking Time
800W (Category D) 2 ½ minutes
650W (Category B) 3 minutes3. Leave to stand for 1 minute, stir briskly and serve with a chopped banana.

Flahavan's Oatbran is particularly rich in soluble fibre which is helpful in lowering cholesterol as part of a low-fat diet. Serves 4 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's Oat Bran porridge
1. Stir one cupful of Flahavan's Oat Bran into 2 ½ cupfuls of cold water/milk.
2. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 minutes, stirring all the time.
3. Serve with chopped banana and apple if you wish.

Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge250ml/8oz whole milk or water
2 tablespoons pinhead oatmeal
(A pinch of salt if you like - not too much!)
A dollop of double creamPour the cold milk on the raw oatmeal and leave covered in a cool place to soak overnight so it softens and swells. In the morning, transfer the mixture into a pan and heat slowly, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture boils, (approximately 20 minutes).
Remove from the heat and season with salt - and the double cream. Suitable for Bears of all ages ! 

Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridgeCover one cupful of Flahavan's Progress Oatlets in boiling water to soak overnight.
1. In the morning add 1 cup of milk to the oats and cook for about 5 minutes. You may use a microwave if you prefer.
2. Serve with natural cane sugar sprinkled over the porridge. As an alternative you could use some honey. Serves 4 x 40g servings1 ½ cups apple juice
½ cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 ¼ cups of Flahavan's Jumbo Oatflakes
¼ cups sweetened dried cranberries or raisins
¼ cup of low-fat milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts1. Mix the apple juice, water and salt in a medium sized saucepan, bring to the boil. 
2. Stir in oats and cranberries/raisins, reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, cook for 1 minute. 
3. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with walnuts.
Microwave method:1. Mix first 5 ingredients in a medium sized bowl and microwave at high for 4 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring after 2 minutes.
2. Stir in milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Let stand, cover for 1 minute.
4. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with walnuts. Not for the faint-hearted!Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge1. Stir one cupful of Flahavan's Progress Oatlets into 2 ½ cupfuls of cold water/milk.
2. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 minutes, stirring all the time.
3. Cooking time will be reduced if Oats are soaked overnight.Top up with a swirl of cream, sprinkle with demerra sugar (or brown sugar) with a generous tablespoon of whiskey mixed in.When you're feeling a little fruity!Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge1. Stir one cupful of Flahavan's Progress Oatlets into 2 ½ cupfuls of cold water/milk.
2. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 minutes, stirring all the time.
3. Cooking time will be reduced if Oats are soaked overnight.
4. For a real treat add chopped dried apricots, dates, raisins, sultanas or prunes.


Keywords: Bowl, microwave, oats, Perfect Porridge, Porridge, Porridge Oats

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