Oh Su’s simple porridge from 3p per portion

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Do you think you don’t have time to make porridge in the morning and buy ready prepared sachets?

Well here’s how to have the same at a greatly reduced cost.

You will need :

porridge oats (75p for a 1kg bag)

a jar of golden syrup (£1.18 per 680g jar – optional)

a 125ml measuring cup (= a 1/2 cup measure)

To Make:

Scoop one measure of porridge (approx 40g) into a microwaveable bowl and 2 measures of water.

Place in the microwave and cook for 2 and a half minutes

Add a small teaspoon of golden syrup, stir well and enjoy!!

This works out at 3p per portion for the porridge and about 2 to 3p per portion for the golden syrup.

The pre-packed well known brand (£2.99 for 15) costs 20p per portion.

By this method you get 25 portions for less than £2 (or 75p if you don’t have the golden syrup)

You can of course substitute honey or any other sweetening if desired.

Blackberries are currently in abundance (and free).  I add a handful and cook with the porridge.  I takes about a minute or two longer but gives natural sweetening (I like to use raspberries or blueberries if available)

You can also use Milk of course instead of water for a more creamy porridge ( approx 15p per serving)  This has the added benefit of giving you some protein in your breakfast which along with the slow energy release from the oats helps you stay feeling full for longer

UPDATE: 03/10/2013

so: after making my pizza (https://suhancock.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/easy-pizza-from-under-25p-per-portion/) one day and my ham & pineapple rice (https://suhancock.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/ham-pineapple-rice/ the next: I still had some pineapple left so I added this the next morning to my porridge using the juice instead of water.  I add a little more milk at the end to make the porridge a little more creamy and it was delicious.  Not sure that it is suitable for a diabetic option though as there is a lot of sugar in pineapple and I think the economy tin was in light syrup rather than natural juice

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8 responses to “Oh Su’s simple porridge from 3p per portion

  1. I’m looking forward to following your tips Su!

    I add a heaped teaspoon cinammon and a few blueberries to my porridge and find then I don’t need anything sweet. (The blueberries would add to the cost of course but it’s healthier for me than syrup since I have type 2 diabetes.)

  2. Karen Austin

    or for better nutritional start have 1 cup water and 1 cup milk

  3. Reblogged this on suhancock and commented:

    updated with pineapple added – YUMMY!!!

  4. You’re right, Su, it’s unfortunately not diabetic friendly to add the pineapple. Any tinned fruit, even in natural juice, is higher in sugar because it’s been steeped in the juice and absorbed so much more. Sounds tasty and economical for everyone else though 🙂

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