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A Basic Porridge Recipe

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A Basic Porridge Recipe –  How to make porridge and make your inner Goldilocks smile.

A Basic Porridge Recipe

Hello! How cold is it today?

It’s November – like, wow already– IT’S NOVEMBER!!! – and I am all about the cosy life right now. When cosy is the aim and healthy is trying to get involved, a basic porridge recipe is essential. 

I am similar to Goldilocks..in that I like porridge, I like a good chair and I love a warm bed. I just don’t break into peoples houses to get any of those things!

So basically, I would encourage you to get your Goldilocks on and make porridge for breakfast, sink into a lovely chair, pop your PJs on and then go to bed. 

I am going to veer off topic today and if you haven’t already skipped to the recipe, I love you already. I mean, i love you if you have skipped this bit too but you wouldn’t know that because you skipped reading this and here I am rambling on to you and you aren’t here. Its like talking to the husband. Ha!

I have just got in the house and boy it is cold out there. I forced myself out because my mind needed fresh air. I was over analysing and being super self critical after a couple of MAJOR setbacks yesterday. Usually I would tell myself that it was a learning curve and blah blah blah but in my already tired state, I cried out of exhaustion and frustration. I spoke to a friend who talked about going out for a walk and i talked to my hubby (who listened!) and he said all the things I already knew but needed reminding of. So today, I gave myself permission to shove the to do list and go out for a lovely walk.  Cue head freeze but clear happy mind and lovely thoughts. 

Now I am home, I will finish typing this up and then pop my slippers on, make myself some porridge, get distracted by our back garden visiting cat and hug the heater. I will not touch my phone because I need a break from it quite frankly. Then I may have a nap because my daughter woke me up at 2.30 am to tell m.. basically nothing and then I couldn’t get to sleep till 5 am. Lovely.

By the way, you may be questioning the need for this recipe. I promise it is a need. People ask for a basic porridge recipe all the time and then I message them. This post means that people can just access the recipe via the blog. 

Happy Goldilocks..ing. May your mornings be stress free, your cardis and socks be cosy and may you be full of winter cheer.

A basic porridge recipe

How to make porridge and make that inner Goldilocks smile

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • 100 grams Oats
  • 250 ml Water or Milk of choice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
  • Toppings of choice


  1. Pop the oats and milk or water into a large pan over medium heat. 

  2. Stir in a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer.

  3. Simmer and stir for 5 - 8 minutes.

  4. Add sweetener of choice and any toppings you desire.

Recipe Notes

You may need to add more milk or water. Depends on the oats/milk you use. Sometimes I use up to 500ml

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