Porridge is a great breakfast for any time of the year. Choose the topping of your choice for an energy packed start to the day.

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

100g porridge oats
200ml semi-skimmed milk
Pinch of salt
Extra milk to serve

Choice of toppings:
Toasted nuts and seeds with golden syrup
Bananas and maple syrup
Stewed fruits


Measure the oats, milk, 300ml water and salt into a pan. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. Cook the porridge slowly for a couple of minutes, then pour into warm bowls (which will prevent it setting instantly). Pour extra milk around the edge, then add the topping of your choice and serve immediately.

Nutritional information: Per portion (toppings not included in analysis)

9g protein
6g fat
2g saturates
38g carbohydrate
5g sugars
4g dietary fibre
49mg sodium