When it comes to healthy breakfast recipes, the one dish that is universally popular among the masses is none other than porridge. It’s easy to make and is bursting with nutrients.

Packed with high amounts of fibre, oats are low in cholesterol. The cherry on top is that they are loaded with complex carbs and plant-based proteins. The easy-to-digest quality of oats makes them an ideal option for breakfast. Also, if you add more healthy foods like nuts and fresh fruits into it, you’ve reached a chef’s kiss level of goodness and deliciousness.

Healthy Methods for Making Porridge

Porridge can be made on a stove, in a microwave or baked in the oven. The best thing about porridge is that it’s quick, convenient, keeps you fuller for longer, and it’s easy to make. Just grab your desired flavour of oats from Oat Pantry, and you’re ready to go. 

Below we detail out the different ways you can serve porridge.

Porridge In A Microwave:

If you’re that person who can’t spend 20 minutes in the kitchen making breakfast for yourself, then microwave porridge is the best one for you. Apart from being highly nutritious, microwave porridge can be made in around two minutes. Here are some tips for making the perfect bowl of porridge in a microwave.

Method For Cooking In A Microwave:

  1. Make sure to set your microwave setting to a default high power.
  2. Use a deep bowl as it allows the oats to sink in better, making them more fluffy.
  3. Optional: cover the bowl with a microwave-safe plate to help the porridge oats soak in more moisture resulting in fluffier oats.
  4. All microwaves work differently, so look for the cooking times that is best suitable for your desired liking of the oats. Don’t worry; after your first batch, you’ll get the idea of what time is best suitable for your microwave.

Porridge On A Stove:

Oat Pantry Cherry Bakewell Porridge made on the stove and topped with fresh pears and almonds

While making porridge in a microwave is quick and easy, making it on a stove is far more satisfying and delicious than you think. It is a bit more time-consuming, but it’s worth it in the end. Porridge made on a stove is much creamier than the microwave because it is slow-cooked.

  1. For starters, take a pan and put it on the stove.
  2. Add your desired liquid. It can be water, milk, or both. Bring the liquid to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and then add the oats.
  4. Cook them until they absorb all the liquid and increase in size. Keep stirring.
  5. Your stove porridge will be ready in 4-5 minutes.

Baked Oats In An Oven:

Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge served as baked oats with blueberries

If you ever get the chance to try baked oats, definitely give them a try. Everyone who tries baked oats quickly becomes a fan of it. It does take some time to bake, but in the end, it’s worth it. Unlike stovetop or microwaved porridge, baked oats are more like a cake consistency. You can top it with your favourite nuts for a crunchy topping or add a spoon of your favourite nut butter to the centre for a creamy middle.

Baked oats in an oven are easy to make, and your oven does the work for you. Just grab your favourite ready-to-make porridge flavour from Oat Pantry, and you’re ready to go. Here’s a list of things you need to do for making baked oats.

  1. First, preheat oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
  2. Place 40g oats, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 egg or chia egg (1 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of water – let it sit for 15-20 mins) and 100g plain yoghurt into a bowl and mix together.
  3. Pour mixture into a small ovenproof dish and bake for 25-30 mins, or until browned, and you’re good to go.

Oats With Water Or Oats With Milk: Which One Is Better?

Eating healthy is as important as staying fit and active. No doubt, porridge has become the number one meal of choice for breakfast. But, there’s still a difference of opinion when making oats with milk or water.

The truth is that both are correct.

Oats taken with milk are more thick and creamy in texture. Milk also fulfils your protein requirement and is great for enhancing the dish’s overall flavour. On the other hand, water makes the dish lower in calories and is a perfect weight-loss dish.

The Final Takeaway:

Porridge is much more than a convenient breakfast meal. It is fuss-free, can be made in minutes, is delicious, and the best part, it keeps you energized and feeling fuller for longer throughout the day.

With Oat Pantry’s unique porridge flavours and the best quality ingredients, making porridge is just one step away. 

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