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Porridge ..... anyone have it with just water?

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nappyaddict Thu 15-Oct-09 08:51:21

Do you add any fruit or cinnamon to it? I can't imagine it tastes very nice with just water!

mad4myboys Thu 15-Oct-09 08:55:50

ive literally just eaten mine! I use water, brown sugar normally and today added blueberries

FaintlyMacabre Thu 15-Oct-09 08:56:08

I make it with water (and a pinch of salt) and then add double cream semi-skimmed milk and a tablespoon sprinkle of brown sugar when it's cooked. Delicious.

uberalice Thu 15-Oct-09 08:57:10

I make mine up with water, then add dried fruit and a few brazils and sunflower seeds. Usually to cool it down, I add a drizzle of skimmed milk at the table, but I don't think leaving this out would affect the taste.

JemintheGraveyardwithghouls Thu 15-Oct-09 08:57:14

Always add milk. Often cinnamon, and banana or other fruit.

Some people like it with water, but I can't eat it like that, and neither will DCs

juuule Thu 15-Oct-09 08:59:36

Water, pinch of salt.
Some skimmed milk and a teaspoon of honey on top.

Sometimes make it with half skimmed milk/ half water and leave out the salt. Add raisins.

MrsBadger Thu 15-Oct-09 09:02:09

I usually make it with half milk half water, then add more milk to serve

when short on milk I'll make it with just water so there's milk left to pour on afterwrads rather than vice versa, iyswim.

and brown sugar or honey

Nahla Thu 15-Oct-09 09:02:12

I used to leave oats soaking overnight in a bowl with a bit of apple juice, added extra water in the morning and stuck in the microwave for 2 minutes. Very yummy.

ilovemydogandmrobama Thu 15-Oct-09 09:04:03

I make it with water as DS is dairy intolerant, but Nahla's method sounds fantastic! smile

overmydeadbody Thu 15-Oct-09 10:08:40

I make it with just water, cheaper that way, and a pinch of salt, and then serve it with a little cold milk poured on top and a sprinkling of brown sugar or honey or golden syrup.

I sometimes add a bit of milk while it is cooking but would never make it with just milk.

SpawnChorus Thu 15-Oct-09 10:22:52

I much prefer it with just water and a pinch of salt, drizzled with milk and maple syrup. The oats are mucilaginous and creamy enough imo.

MyCatsAScarierBastardThanYours Thu 15-Oct-09 10:24:34

I have a milk intolerance so only use water (with a nice bit of golden syrup - YUM!)

Bettymum Thu 15-Oct-09 10:25:39

Water and a pinch of salt, then a splash of cold milk and some runny honey when it's in the bowl.
Mind you, I have had it in hotels where they made it with milk/cream and served it with brown sugar and it is DELICIOUS, once even had it (at breakfast time!) with a tot of whisky.
Mmmmm, porridge.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 15-Oct-09 10:29:24

I usually use 1/2 water 1/2 skimmed milk. All milk is horrid - sickly. On the rare occasion when I have a bit of cream left over, cook with water and add cream to serve.

Cinnamon and sugar, honey or spenda depending on mood... sometimes raisins or apple or mashed banana cooked in.

bamboobutton Thu 15-Oct-09 10:31:42

i use 50/50 milk and water. add more milk to serve and a huge spoonful of syrup!


sayanything Thu 15-Oct-09 10:32:45

I only make mine with water - then add cinammon, nutmeg and ginger, a chopped apple (preferably Granny Smith) and some brown sugar. Yum.

minervaitalica Thu 15-Oct-09 12:36:57

Water and maple syrup here! Then perhaps fresh fruit etc.

Hot milk is evil...

Linnet Thu 15-Oct-09 12:50:12

I make porridge with water and salt then add milk when it's in the bowl.

Horton Thu 15-Oct-09 13:08:01

I always make it with just water. I like it better like that. I add a dribble of full cream milk, lots of dried fruit and some maple or golden syrup once it's in the bowl.

nappyaddict Thu 15-Oct-09 19:48:53

It seems everyone adds either salt or something sugary like dried fruit, jam, syrup, honey or sugar if they make it with just water. I hate salt - don't even have it on chips and I'm trying to lose weight so don't really want anything sugary on it. Perhaps porridge isn't the healthy breakfast for me grin

GooberIsLockedInTheBootOfMyCar Thu 15-Oct-09 19:53:04

I make mine with mostly water, just a drop of milk and a teaspoon of brown sugar.

Porridge is a healthy breakfast, it sustains you for much longer than normal cereals and sugar is fat free!

nappyaddict Thu 15-Oct-09 20:04:50

Right I think I will have to do a bit of trial and error to see which I like best. I am going to try:

1) mashed fruit/fruit puree/grated apple
2) cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger
3) low fat fruity yoghurt/plain yoghurt

Any other ideas? I don't like dried fruit so that's no good. Maybe chopped nuts.

nappyaddict Thu 15-Oct-09 20:11:07

Also how much porridge and water does everyone use? I use 45g oats and 270ml water.

nappyaddict Thu 15-Oct-09 20:14:22

shock My friend has just said she only uses 25g porridge and 150ml water. That can't be enough surely!!

TanyaBranning Thu 15-Oct-09 20:14:31

Half water, half semi skimmed or skimmed milk, good glug of honey, blueberries and a bit of banana. Yum.

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