Oats Porridge

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Oats porridge recipe with step by step pics – quick oats porridge made with quick-cooking oats or rolled oats. This is an easy, low-fat porridge made in just 6 minutes.

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Oats porridge is one porridge I had a dislike for a long time. It was one food which was given to me twice or thrice every day as a toddler and even later. Sometimes too much of anything does more harm than good. So naturally, I avoided oats in my life like anything.

I do make this porridge for the family, but its never for me :-). Slowly slowly I have now got used to having oats in my diet like in Oats idli, Oats dosa or Oats upma recipe.

Making a porridge with oats just takes about 5 to 6 minutes to cook And is a real quick recipe. With the morning hours getting too busy at times, this oats porridge recipe can come to your rescue as a quick instant breakfast.

This oats porridge can be served to kids as well as adults. While making for toddlers & babies, you need to powder the oats and then make the porridge. Also, avoid adding any dry fruits or large chunks of fruits to the porridge. You can add mango puree, mashed bananas or apple puree and mix it with the powdered oats porridge once it becomes warm or cools down. Avoid making the porridge with milk, if you plan to add fruit purees in the end. Since milk and fruits are an incompatible combination as per Ayurveda.

While buying oats or oats products for babies, do check the contents on the pack. Its should only mention oats and no other flavorings or additional ingredients.

You can easily make the oats porridge with only water or with only milk or a combo of both. I make the porridge with only water and with a combination of both water+milk. the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

Oats porridge can be served hot or warm or at room temperature.

How to make oats porridge

1. Take ½ cup quick-cooking oats or rolled oats in a pan.

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2. Add 2 cups of water.

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3. Then add ½ to 1 cup milk. Consistency can be easily adjusted as per your requirements. ½ cup milk gives a slightly thick consistency. For a thinner consistency, you can add more milk or water.

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4. Add sugar as per taste. I just added 2 tbsp sugar. Sugar is completely optional. If adding fruits later, then you can skip sugar. If adding honey, then add when the porridge becomes lukewarm or cools down at room temperature, as honey when heated becomes toxic.

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5. Stir very well and heat the oats porridge mixture on a low to medium flame.

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6. Do stir often at times and allow the porridge to simmer.

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7. The porridge will also thicken as it cooks. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

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8. Serve oats porridge hot or warm or at room temperature. If serving oats porridge at room temperature then do note that it will thicken more as it cools. If adding chopped fruits, then add it when the porridge becomes lukewarm or cooled down completely. You can also add chopped dry fruits of your choice.

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oats porridge

Oats Porridge

4.34 from 6 votes
Oats porridge is a quick and healthy porridge made with oats, water or milk. Both quick cooking oats or rolled oats can be used.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 mins

Cuisine American, World
Course: Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 2
Units

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quick cooking oats or rolled oats
  • 2 cups water + ½ to 1 cup milk or 2 to 2.5 cups water or 2 to 2.5 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoon sugar or add as per taste - optional

Instructions

  • Take the oats in a pan.
  • Add 2 cups water and 1/2 to 1 cup milk. Consistency can be easily adjusted as per your requirements. 
  • 1/2 cup milk gives a slightly thick consistency. For a thinner consistency, you can add more milk or water.
  • Add sugar as per taste. I just added 2 tbsp sugar. Sugar is completely optional. If adding fruits later, then you can skip sugar. 
  • If adding honey, then add when the porridge becomes lukewarm or cools down at room temperature, as honey becomes toxic on being heated.
  • Stir very well and heat the porridge mixture on a low to medium flame.
  • Do stir often and allow the porridge to simmer.
  • It will also thicken as it cooks. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Serve oats porridge hot or warm or at room temperature. 
  • If serving oats porridge at room temperature then do note that it will thicken more as it cools. If adding chopped fruits, then add it when the porridge becomes lukewarm or cooled down completely. You can also add chopped dry fruits of your choice.

Notes

This rough nutrition info is per serving:
Nutrition Facts
Oats Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 26mgPotassium: 152mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 100IUCalcium: 78mgIron: 0.9mg

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19 Comments

  1. Hy! I wanted to know if I could use jaggery instead of honey or sugar.
    If yes, then which stage should I incorporate it.
    Thank u.4 stars

    1. you can use jaggery or honey. for adding jaggery, let the oats porridge cook first. then let the temperature or heat reduce a bit. so keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes and then add the jaggery. for honey, add when the oats porridge becomes warm. honey should not be added to hot foods or heated as it becomes toxic.

  2. Hi Dassana, will definitely try out this recipe. This also reminded me of a porridge (Navara Knaji) with coconut milk. This is mainly an ayurvedic recipe prepared during the Malayalam month ‘Karkadaka’ (July- August). A healthy diet during this month where one is believed to have less immunity. If interested, one can try this recipe too. 4 stars

    1. thanks hema for sharing this info. i know about this porridge, but have never made it at home. reason being navara rice is not easily available here. but if i get navara rice then i will try this kanji.

      p.s. – i have removed the link as the fb post was not displayed and also the comment goes in spam with links.

  3. Hi… As u said in your post.. “Since Milk and Fruits are an incompatible match as per ayurveda..” just wanted to clear as I stopped giving banana shake(chickoo/strawberry) to my son though he use to love it a lot… As some mother’s suggested me same ayurveda Concept… But still I see many parents feeding such shakes and even we get same in restaurants… Can I start it again..
    Thanks4 stars

    1. mahek, having such fruit combinations largely depends on the person’s constitution as per ayurveda. if the person has a high vata dosha, then its better to avoid the milk-fruit combinations. as its difficult to digest and can lead to stomach or digestion issues. what i do is i use coconut milk, cashew milk or almond milk with fruits. only for apples, strawberries and mango, i use dairy milk.

      with an almond milk or a thin coconut milk, the milkshake is easier to digest for kids. you can use soy milk too. but do make sure that the soy milk is made from organic and non gmo soy beans (soy beans which are not genetically modified). also its best to make almond milk at home as the store brought ones have carageenan which can cause inflammation issues.

      mango milkshake is the safest to give as a sweet ripe mango (mango has to be sweet and not sour) is the only fruit as per ayurveda which is compatible with milk. in my extended family also i have seen that kids are given this fresh fruit-milk combination. the best part is that the kids are also able to digest it. so i think it depends on the child’s health and constitution. so do take that in account. having said this, i still feel its best to avoid such combinations on a regular basis. once in a while its fine, but not everyday.

      you can try preparing banana milkshake with coconut milk. it tastes very good. also you can make smoothies. just soak almonds in hot water for 30 minutes. then peel it. add bananas and the almonds in a blender. add some honey. blend till smooth. this will give you a thick smoothie which tastes good and is healthy too.

  4. Pls suggest oats porridge with salt n Indian spices which can be made for weight loss

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