Heart Health Making your own porridge

Porridge in various shapes and forms has been eaten for thousands of years. Originally it was made from cereal crops that were cooked in a container over hot coals until baking ovens became a more common way of preparing cereals. Nowadays porridge is more normally associated with oats and is usually eaten for breakfast.

Porridge oats come in various sizes and textures and contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucan - which helps to lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the likelihood of heart disease.*

How to make porridge

Making porridge is simple. Just mix 40g of Quaker Rolled Oats with 300ml of milk or water and bring to the boil. Then simmer and stir with a spoon until the oats are thick and creamy.

That is just the beginning!

Now you can start to add whatever you like. Try adding different berries, bananas, apples and pears. Or, if your tastes lean in the direction of the more exotic, you might like cacao nibs, chilli flakes or lime zest. For a basic protein porridge, combine Quaker Oats Protein Porridge with foods that are already high in protein such as nuts.

We have many delcious recipes using porridge oats for you to try. Our porridge recipes can be used as a springboard for you to design your own special recipe - the only limit is your imagination – and maybe the size of your bowl!

*Daily intake of 3g of beta-glucan from oats. Oats beta-glucan has been shown to lower/ reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.