Heather Honey Porridge Recipe

Porridge is making a comeback as the new oat cuisine – but which recipe to follow? Try this sweet and warming recipe.

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    Prep Time

    5 mins

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    Cook Time

    10 mins

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    Cost Per Serving

    Under 25p

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories252 kcal


    Calories are a measure of the amount of energy in food and drink. Your weight depends on the balance between how much energy you consume and how much energy you use up. If you eat or drink more than you use you can gain weight. If you don’t eat enough you can lose it.

  • Fat8g


    Your body wouldn’t function without fat. Fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. It provides fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. But as fat is a rich source of energy (calories), it can easily contribute to weight gain.

  • Saturates4g


    On average as a nation it seems we’re consuming too much saturated fat. Eating too much can increase your cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Carbs38.5g


    Starchy foods like bread, breakfast cereals or potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and should make up just over a third of the food you eat. When eaten, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used to fuel cells in your body like brain and muscle cells. Some people think starchy carbohydrates are fattening, but gram for gram it contains less than half the calories of fat. Choose whole grain or high fibre varieties where you can as they often contain more nutrients.

  • Sugars16g


    On average in the UK we eat too much sugar. Foods and drinks high in sugars are not needed in the diet. So if you have them, make sure they're infrequent and in small amounts, or you risk tooth decay or obesity.

  • Fibre2g


    Fibre is classed as a carbohydrate and you should aim to eat 30g fibre each day. Eating plenty of fibre is good for your digestive health and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

  • Protein9g


    All cells and tissues contain protein, so it’s essential for growth, repair and good health. Protein from animal sources such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products contain all the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) needed by the body. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you can get the protein you need through eating a variety of different plant sources such as pulses, nuts and cereals.

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  • 120g pinhead oatmeal
  • 500ml water
  • 500ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp heather honey
  • 2 tbsp low fat crème fraîche
  • A drizzle of honey, to serve, optional


  1. If you have time, it's best to soak the oatmeal in the water before you start. When you're ready to make your porridge, add the milk and put the pan on a medium heat.
  2. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 6 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then stir in the honey. Add more or less milk or water to achieve the consistency you prefer.
  3. Pour the mixture into four bowls. Top with the crème fraîche and finish with a drizzle of honey. Serve immediately.

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