1991 scaled basic porridge recipe

basic porridge recipe

A peaceful mind,
the absence of uncomfortableness,
a hot bowl of porridge on my lap,
the refreshing berries clearing my mind.
And the radio´s humming: “good daay suunshinee”.
– perfect mornings

How does your perfect morning look like? For me morning time is equals to me- time. I absolutely love the feeling of starting into a new day. Feeling fresh, light and energized. Also: I am literally falling asleep already looking forward to have breakfast as my next meal. Breakfast is the best meal of the day!

Once upon a time I thought skipping breakfast is better for me – because some influencers said, it´s healthier to start eating not before 12 (it´s not!) – because someone made me believe, I do not need breakfast – because I was seeing influencers on instagram having their “late breakfast” at 2pm.

I am glad to say: I am not planning on going back to this mindset ever. I literally couldn´t, because I just love porridge too much and I am not mad about it.

Why porridge

  • there is no limit of variations
  • it is filling and energizing
  • easy to make and it usually doesn´t take too long
  • the fibre helps my gut to stay on track for the whole day
  • it just looks pretty (never skip the toppings!!)
1991 basic porridge recipe

The basic recipe



one or two

Cooking time

15 minutes


doesn´t matter


  • 60g (2/3 cup) oats

  • 180 g (1 1/3 cups) water or milk

  • 2 tsp flax seeds, psyllium husks or chia seeds

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 apple, cut in very small pieces (but not grated)

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • opt. 3 tbsp protein powder mixed with some water

  • toppings of your choice


  • bring the oats, flax seeds and the water to boil, then add salt and turn the heat slightly down.
  • Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes. When you can see, that it gets slightly thicker, add the apple and cinnamon
  • when the porridge has reached the desired consistency, stirr under the protein powder or any sweetener of choice.
  • I love to put some joghurt on the bottom of my bowl before I pour the porridge in it. But this is already part of the toppings.
  • Here I used mango, Kiwi, raspberries and tahini


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