How to make porridge: easy, healthy and rich breakfast

Oatmeal is a very nutritionally interesting cereal with which we can prepare delicious recipes such as simple oatmeal cookies or classic porridge. Today, how to make porridge for breakfast has become very popular, especially among athletes. However, the porridge we see so much on social media is a far cry from the simple bowl of traditional salty porridge. Today we accompany them with yogurt, fruits, nuts, seeds, chocolate and more or less sweets. We make porridge with vegetable drinks or whey, more or less sweet, or with any other ingredient that occurs to us and to the taste of the consumer. In this recipe we will make the basic porridge; with oats, water and salt, which we will later accompany with fruit and nuts. A quick, easy and delicious breakfast.


How to make porridge

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • total time: 25 minutes
    • rations: 2
    • Category: breakfast
    • type of cuisine: international
    • calories: 223 kcal per 100 g

Ingredients for porridge for 2 people

For the porridge:

    • 50 g oat flakes
    • 350 ml of water or milk
    • Salt

To accompany:

    • Berries
    • Banana
    • Nuts
    • milk or yogurt
    • Poppy seeds
    • Cinnamon powder

How to make porridge

We weigh and measure all the ingredients and bring the water to a boil.

Water for

When the water starts to boil, lower the heat and sprinkle the oats in it.

We add the

Stir with a stick or a wooden spoon.

Stir with a wooden

Put them on low heat, add the salt and let them cook covered for about 20 minutes.

We add the

Let’s remove from time to time to prevent sticking and lumps from forming.


The cooking time varies and will depend on the tastes of each one and the type of oats that we use. The porridge will become thicker the longer we have it cooking.

We put the porridge in a

To consume them, we pour them into containers and add milk or cream on top with a little cinnamon.

We add cinnamon to

Another option is to add fruits, nuts or yogurt: we will have a more complete breakfast.


Easy preparation summary

    1. We weigh and measure the ingredients of the recipe
    1. We put a saucepan with water on the fire and when it starts to boil we lower the heat. Add the oats and stir with a wooden spoon so that it integrates with the water.
    1. Add the salt, cover them and let them cook over low heat for about 20 minutes.
    1. When they are ready we serve them in a bowl
    1. To consume them in a traditional way we add milk or cream
    1. And if we want a more complete breakfast or snack, we can take them with fruit, yogurt or nuts.