Pappa’s Healthy Oatmeal Porridge

Pappa’s Healthy Oatmeal Porridge

My Dad makes healthy (excellent) oatmeal porridge. For this recipe use 1 portion oats  to 2 portions of water.

oatmeal porridge


To make four portions:

  • 2 cups large flake oats (or steel cut oats)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt in water
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • handful of dried apricots, chopped
  • handful of dried cranberries
  • handful of slivered almond
  • handful of dates, chopped
  • handful of raisins
  • half handful of pepitas


  1. Bring the salted water to a boil.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp of oats and stir immediately so it doesn’t boil over and then add the rest of the oats.
  3. If using large flake rolled oats stirring constantly, takes about 5 minutes.
  4. If using steel cut oats stir constantly until ready (25 minutes)…before adding anything.
  5. Then add blueberries, and stir in the rest of the dried fruit, stir to combine, add 1 tsp of vanilla at the very end.

Serve on it’s own or topped with maple syrup and a bit of table cream.

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