oats porridge recipe, how to make oats porridge

oats porridge recipe with step by step pics – quick oats porridge made with quick cooking oats or rolled oats. like i mentioned before, i will be sharing oats recipes as i have got many requests for the same.

oats porridge recipe, quick oats porridge recipe

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 everyday 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.

few more oats recipes on the blog are:

oats porridge

4 from 3 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:1 min
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:6 mins
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:world
Calories: 157kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):2
oats porridge
oats porridge recipe - quick porridge made with oats, water or milk. both quick cooking oats or rolled oats can be used.

INGREDIENTS FOR oats porridge

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 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

HOW TO MAKE oats porridge

  • 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 oats porridge to simmer.
  • the oats porridge 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.

RECIPE TIPS

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.
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how to make oats porridge recipe

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

quick cooking oats for oats porridge recipe

2. add 2 cups water.

water for oats porridge recipe

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.

milk for oats porridge recipe

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.

sugar for oats porridge recipe

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

making oats porridge recipe

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

simmer - making oats porridge recipe

7. the oats porridge will also thicken as it cooks. cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

making oats porridge recipe

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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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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19 comments/reviews

  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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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. Hi Dassana
    I like your recipes,way of presentation, n step by step pictorial view which us to understand them better,really appreciate your good work.
    I m in search of some good boiled egg recipes if you can add few in your post then it would be great….

  5. Hi Dassana
    For oat porridge do you recommend to use full fat milk or skimmed milk to get ultimate result please let me know, thanks

  6. thanks for letting me know the logic behind throwing the water in which dal and rajma got cooked. i always thought one way to prevent the stomach problem was to throw water in which they were soaked in and today I learnt from you another way of preventing stomach problem is cooking them first and discarding the stock. Thankyou for this valuable info.

  7. Hello Dassana
    Oat porridge looks yummy and easy to make will try soon your way.
    Also I tried your Punjabi karela sabzi, turned out very well reminded me the taste from my MIL’s way of cooking karela sabzi only difference is she fries the karela pieces and she adds potatoes in it too. you also advised me if I am not rinsing karela then squeeze the karela which I did again something new that I learned. Just a question in case I rinse then I shouldn’t squeeze the karela but If I won’t squeeze then don’t you think karela will have water in them please let me know.

    Also I want to try your dal makhni dhabha style but I need to ask you question as when you are pressure cooking the dal again (already boiled) with fresh water and tomato puree etc…why are we discarding the water in which dal was cooked in. Can’t we use that water in which we boiled the dal coz I think it has all the nutirents in it please let me know, thanks

    Your site has all wonderful recipes and whenever I have to try something new I don’t forget to visit your site. great Job. When will you be posting some recipes on tinda?

    • hi simmi, the karela will have water or some moisture, if you don’t squeeze them. in this case, you can just pat dry them with a clean kitchen cotton towel or paper towel.

      in the dhaba style dal makhani the water is discarded only once after cooking both the urad dal and rajma. its not discarded with tomato puree in it. tomato puree is added later. beans have phytic acid in them which causes trouble in the stomach. one way to get rid of them is soaking them in water and throwing the soaked water. another way is to cook them first and then discard the stock. usually when i cook the home style dal makhani, i just discard the soaked water. rinse the beans again and pressure cook everything together. this recipe was also adapted from book and the author has noted the recipe from a dhaba. could be that the dhaba folks follow this method so as to avoid customer complaints 🙂

      i will add tinda recipes.

  8. I make this often for my baby-i add vanilla extract ( non alcoholic obviously)and cinnamon powder – he just lAps it up !have u tried overnight oats – if nt then google for ideas – they r a treat in summers

    • thanks shweta for your suggestion. nice to know this. i make it simple as my family prefers without any flavorings. but cinnamon powder and vanilla will really make it very nice. i always cook fresh food as it has more prana (life force… according to ayurveda) and i generally avoid left over or refrigerated food unless the recipe demands it. i just cook whatever is required and never cook in excess.