Breakfast, Cooking for One, Vegan

Blueberry Porridge

On a gloomy, rainy day (like today) there’s nothing better than a bowl of perfectly cooked porridge.

Traditionally porridge is flavoured with a good pinch of salt, and drizzled with a little cream if it’s particularly cold outside!  Salted porridge is worth trying, and surprisingly good!

I’ve added some blueberries to the mix, simmered for a few minutes, so they get just hot enough to pop juicily in the mouth 🙂

Add extra fruit, a little vegan cream (optional), and a drizzle of your favourite sweetener.




for 1


Cook’s note: certified gluten-free oats will make this dish gluten free.

  • 40gms. rolled oats  (not jumbo oats unless you like your porridge really chewy! )
  • 300 – 325ml. of cold water
  • A tiny pinch of salt
  • 50 gms. of fresh blueberries


  • A drizzle of your favourite sweetener ( I used fruit syrup)
  • A little oat cream (optional)  (or other non-dairy cream)
  • Extra fruit of your choice


  • Place a non-reactive pan on a low heat and add the rolled oats, 300ml. of cold water and a tiny pinch of salt.
  • Bring to a gentle simmer, and then reduce the heat to a minimum, and cook very slowly, uncovered, for 10 mins.
  • Stir the porridge gently from time to time to avoid sticking.
  • After 5 mins. add the washed blueberries.
  • Add a little extra water only if necessary for the right consistency (max. 25 ml?)
  • Cook gently for the remaining 5 mins., stirring occasionally, until the porridge is smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with a little sweetener, and non-dairy cream (if using).
  • Garnish with more blueberries, and fruit of your choice.

blueberry porridge




Rainy Day Peace




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