A breakfast imported from Northern Europe and more fashionable than ever – the famous and delicious porridge.
What is Porridge?
Porridge is a typical breakfast meal with the principal ingredient oats. It stands out for its texture, reminiscent of a mash or cream, due to the way it’s cooked.
Thanks to the high amount of fibre and the type of carbohydrate it is, its easy to digest, helping us maintain consistent energy levels.
Oat flakes are the standard ingredient, although sometimes oat flour is used too, which is quicker to make and results in the same end product.
You can also add an endless amount of toppings and extra ingredients, such as: honey, nuts, a variety of fruits, yoghurt, coconut, chia seeds…
How to make it
Although the ingredients you add to porridge often differ, the star of the dish (the oats) and way it is made usually remain the same. It’s cooked with water or plant/dairy milk:
- Heat a pan and add the oat flakes until the start to toast.
- Then, in a saucepan, add a cup of milk and a half of water, along with the flakes
- Bring to a boil while stirring.
- Lower the heat, add a pinch of salt, and continue to stir for 5 minutes.
- Set aside and cover. Then let it rest for another 5 minutes.
A pinch of salt can be added to any of the porridge combinations!
How many calories are there in Porridge?
Generally, the calorie content of porridge depends on the quantities we use to make it.
And it can differ depending on the added”extras”: buts, toppings, sugar…
Although it is very healthy, obviously, if we’re looking to maintain weight levels, we need to be careful with the dressings.
Are oats fattening?
Everything is based on establishing the necessary calories for a goal: losing fat, muscle mass gain or maintenance. Oats provide calories: about 370kcals / 100g.
And for all these goals, oats are a great option.
We should always adjust the quantity of oats to our calorie requirements.
Porridge for breakfast
Porridge is a very popular breakfast in a large number of countries. It’s a breakfast full of energy, quick and easy to prepare, and is versatile, meaning we can make the recipe every day.
Each you day you can use “an extra ingredient, or ingredients” to give variety to your breakfasts.
It’s one of the easiest and most practical ways of add oats to your diet.
Porridge is a great dish due to the healthy properties of oats and the enormous variety of combinations that you can try, and that’s not forgetting the quality nutrients they supply too.
Is porridge a good dinner option?
It’s an excellent option.
A meal as nutritious as porridge is great at any time of the day.
Because of the energy it provides, it has generally been eaten at breakfast.
Although they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it depends on who you ask. Some people practice intermittent fasting, or IF, so likely don’t place as much importance on breakfast. But they might eat porridge at another time, like lunch or dinner.
So, it’s a perfectly good idea to eat porridge for dinner, adjusting the quantities according to your diet or objectives. Moreover, it can induce a restful sleep.
You can have it for breakfast or as a snack. It’s made with Whole Oats and Whey Protein Concentrate and Milk Protein Isolate.
Porridge oats for Breakfasts with a high Protein content!
We're going to make a delicious porridge with Protein Porridge from HSN.
Recipe Tips: HSN Porridge
- Preparation time: 4 minutes
- Cooking time: 2 minutes
- Portion size: 1 Bowl
- Number of servings: 1
- Cooking style: American
- 2 servings of Protein Porridge of our favourite flavour from FoodSeries
- 100ml of water
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How to make: HSN Porridge
- Heat 100ml of water in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly add the two servings of oats.
- While adding the oats, they should be stirred with a spoon to obtain better consistency and creaminess and thus avoid the formation of lumps.
- We can use oats in a variety of ways, such as for Oat Pancakes. In the following link you’ll find more than 50 different recipes!