Porridge

Surely the ultimate fuel for a long day in the saddle – eaten for breakfast a few hours before setting out – the slow release energy in the oats will keep you turning the pedals well into your ride. 

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Porridge – the ultimate breakfast ?

For each rider – You need –

  • 1 x cup of Scottish / rolled / porridge oats
  • 1 x cup soya ( or other ) milk
  • 1 x cup water
  • optional – raisins – sultanas – honey – chopped banana – cinnamon – maple syrup – chopped apple – chia seeds – salt – whiskey – brown sugar

To make in a pan –

  • put 1 x cup of oats – 1 x cup of milk – 1 x cup of water into pan
  • put pan over a medium heat
  • stir mix as it warms
  • after 2 minutes add any optional seeds, fruit, salt or whiskey
  • keep stirring until porridge thickens to your taste
  • tip into bowl and cover with any optional sweeteners or spices

To make in a microwave –

  • put 1 x cup of oats – 1 x cup of milk – 1 x cup of water into a microwavable bowl
  • cook on full power – 2 1/2 x minutes for 800w – 2 x minutes for 900w
  • remove bowl – stir mix and add any optional seeds, fruit, salt or whiskey
  • cook for a further 2 x minutes
  • leave bowl to stand for 1 x minute
  • add any optional sweeteners or spices

A simple to make, classic start to any day – that can be tweaked in many a way.  Experiment by adding things you might not have had before – we had real porridge in Scotland when canoeing The Great Glen.  A B & B owner (known as “Drunken Duncan” !!) insisted in making everyone’s porridge with a tot of Whiskey and it makes a real creamy treat.