Porridge Recipe from Dad: Recipe #100

Growing up, porridge was the one recipe I got from my wonderful Dad. And the dad in our family now makes porridge for us too (as well as a lot of other yummy things!) It’s a super simple, comforting breakfast to start the day off on a nourishing foot.

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($1 total)

2 cups water – free
1 cup rolled oats – $0.12
1/2 cup raisins – $0.50
1 tsp cinnamon – $0.28
1/4 tsp salt – $0.01
Milk, soy milk, maple syrup, brown sugar, or whatever toppings you like (or eat it straight up like I do)

Directions for Dad’s Porridge

1. Put the water, oats, raisins, cinnamon, and salt in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon and bring to a boil.

2. Once it starts to bubble, turn the heat down to low, stir well, and let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes until you get to your desired thickness. We like it pretty thick to hold our toppings.

3. Serve in individual bowls and eat straight, or top with whatever milks, sweeteners, fruit, or nuts you like.

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings:  2 = 4-6 servings
  • Cost per person (prices based on Trader Joe’s/Costco): 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 2 = healthy-ish
  • TOTAL: 16/18

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

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