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American Porridge

Published Saturday, 15 October, 2011 by Katherine

Super easy porridge, american style!



  • Porridge (oats or instant, it doesnt really matter)
  • Milk (You can use fresh or dried, but if you do use dried, mix it up with some water to rehydrate it.)
  • Sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Jam


1. Mix up the milk and the porridge.

2. Add the sugar and vanilla essence and stir thoroughly.

3. Put the dish into the microwave and heat until porridge is cooked, stirring after about a minute and a half if it hasnt cooked by then. (if you dont have a microwave then heating it on the hob is fine, just make sure you keep stirring so that it doesnt stick to the bottom!)

4. Add the peanut butter and jam.

5. Enjoy!


  • Eve 5 years ago

    As an american i can say this is not how we take our porridge. We usually use brown sugar, a handful of raisins, and a touch of cinnamon. Enjoy :)