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)
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
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