50g oats

200ml water

200ml semi-skimmed milk

25g blackberries or half a banana or 1 pear

¼ x5ml spoon cinnamon

1x5ml spoon honey


Saucepan, measuring jug, wooden spoon, serving dishes, measuring spoons.


  1. Put the oats into a saucepan.
  2. Stir in the water and milk and bring to the boil.
  3. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour the porridge into 2 bowls.
  5. Peel and slice the banana or pear if using.
  6. Stir in the fruit, cinnamon and honey.

Top tips:

  • If in a hurry, make a microwave porridge sachet and add a handful of fruit, e.g. chopped banana, berries or canned peaches.
  • Add a handful of muesli to the porridge.
  • Make a bircher:
  • put the oats in a bowl, pour over the milk and add a small portion of maple syrup and lemon juice;
  • mix and put in the fridge overnight;
  • in the morning add fresh fruit such as raspberries or blackberries.

Food skills:

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Melt, simmer and boil
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Cut, Chop, Slice, Dice & Trim
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Mix, Stir & Combine

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