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We can't really think of a breakfast that is as easy to make and highly nutritious as porridge.

Oats are a great source of fibre and energy that keep us fuller for longer, and mixing things up with the toppings prevents it from ever getting boring!  

To make the base of a porridge for one person, place one scoop of oats and 3 scoops of liquid (water, milk, almond milk…) in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway.

Once you have mastered this base, you can play around with toppings!

1. Cinnamon + chia seeds + peanut butter

Add the cinnamon and chia seeds to the oats before you place your bowl in the microwave, and drizzle with peanut butter before serving.

2. Goji berries + coconut flakes + milled linseeds

Once your porridge is ready, add about a tablespoon of each topping.

3. Cinnamon + raisins + almond butter

Add the cinnamon and raisins to the oats before you cook them so the raisins get re-hydrated. Add a teaspoon of almond butter before serving.

4. Turmeric + banana + almond butter

Add a pinch of turmeric to the oats before you cook them, them add about 1/2 sliced banana and a teaspoon almond butter. 

5. Cacao powder + strawberries + almond flakes

Add the cacao powder before cooking the oats, then add sliced strawberry and scatter with almond flakes. 

So, which one will you be trying? 


As the World Porridge Making Champion (yes, this is a genuine competition), Ellinor Persson knows a thing or two about how to make oatmeal. We chatted with the Swedish lady to learn all her tips and tricks about how to make the perfect bowl of porridge.

What is your secret recipe for the World Best Porridge?

I make my world champion porridge with steel cut oats (also called pinhead oats), but they require you stay by the hob, constantly stirring for nearly half an hour. My World Championship Porridge recipe consists of steel cut oats, salt and water. 

Porridge oats are a much faster option for busy mornings, as they take only a few minutes to cook. The ginger gives this porridge a more grown-up taste, but you can leave it out if you prefer. 

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 40g SuperValu Porridge
  • 200ml water 
  • 50ml orange juice 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Freshly grated root ginger


Put the oats, water, orange juice, a pinch of salt and a little freshly grated root ginger (if using) in a medium-sized saucepan. 

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure the porridge doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. 

Taste and add more salt or ginger if you like. Divide between two bowls and serve hot. 


Do you recommend using the microwave or a saucepan? 

I always use a saucepan but for those busy mornings a microwave is the perfect way to make a piping hot bowl of porridge. 

Do you prefer it plain and simple or do you like adding some toppings? 

Simple porridge with salt and water is always a nice option but I love porridge with jam, epically blueberry jam. I also like chopped nuts or some pumpkin seeds and some milk but sometimes I substitute milk for yoghurt. Be creative with your porridge. Try new recipes and toppings!  

Porridge is really on trend at the moment, how can you explain that?

In Scandinavia, Ireland and Scotland porridge has been the natural breakfast choice for generations. Today younger generations are more conscious about what foods they put into their bodies and have turned to porridge as their go to healthy breakfast.

I think that savour porridge is definitely a trend that is on the rise. Porridge recipes have changed over the years to include exciting flavours like paprika, ginger, chilli and sometimes even whiskey. I often eat savoury porridge for dinner or lunch.  

What are the benefits of porridge? 

One of the most nutritious breakfast foods to kick start your day is oats. Oats are high in soluble fibres, which help even out the sugar and cholesterol levels in our blood.

While porridge oats are extremely affordable, they’re also delicious and now considered a superfood. There are many ways to further enhance the taste and health benefits by adding blueberries, seeds or nut butters.

Porridge will also keep those hunger pangs at bay right through until lunchtime. 

What are your memories associated with porridge growing up?

I have the strong association with porridge and my father. He would eat porridge every day without fail.  He used to work in a forest and would be gone for hours on end, porridge was his go to breakfast to keep his energy up during a hard day’s work. 

What do you think of overnight oats?

During the winter, overnight oats are not my favourite thing to eat because they are cold. They are perfect to have it during the summer with fresh fruit but in the winter a prefer to eat something warm to kick start my day. The Happy Pear have a great overnight oats recipe which I plan on making a lot during the summer. 


"This recipe is really easy. You can have everything done the night before and just grab it as you run out the door in the morning. Soaking oats overnight makes them sweeter and easier to digest. They are loaded with fibre to boost your digestion and immune system. Chia seeds add a nice texture as well as boosting the nutritional profile of this dish massively, especially omega‐3, protein and fibre."

  • 100g oats
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds 
  • 400ml rice milk


  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • banana
  • grated apple or pear
  • yogurt
  • bee pollen
  • granola

1. The night before, put the oats, raisins, chia seeds, goji berries and pumpkin seeds into a bowl or container and mix. Add the rice milk, cover and put into the fridge. It looks very nice in a Kilner jar if you have one.

2. In the morning, simply add your toppings. The oat base will keep for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.

To celebrate the goodness and health benefits of porridge, SuperValu will be giving FREE PORRIDGE to customers nationwide on Saturday the 10th February with any purchase made in store.
** SuperValu is offering 1 x 1kg Porridge pack to each customer with any purchase while stocks last. Early bird catches the porridge – so customers are advised to visit stores early to receive their pack. Available while stocks last.


It's National Porridge Week (yup, that's a thing), and as we descent into the colder months, there is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of oats for breakfast. 

When it comes to personalising your porridge, there are so many different methods – the mind boggles. 

Luckily, SHEmazing Foodie of the Year runner-up and cookery connoisseur The Little Green Spoon is showing us exactly how she whips up a filling and healthy bowl of Flahavan's


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When it comes to mouthwatering recipes, Indy Power has it absolutely nailed.

With an Instagram account just bursting with stunning snaps, Indy is the complete definition of food goals.

And with a cookbook heaving with delicious recipes, she has the culinary credentials to back up her aesthetically inspiring meals. 


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The Little Green Spoon Porridge Recipe


90g Flahavan’s Oats

2 Cups of Water (500ml)

1/4 Cup of Tinned Coconut Milk (60ml)

1 Banana

1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Powder or 1 Vanilla Pod

Toppings: Coconut Chips, Desiccated Coconut, Almond Butter, Honey, Cacao Nibs, Berries.


1. Add the oats, water, coconut milk and vanilla powder to a saucepan on medium heat.

2. Mash half of the banana with a fork and then stir it in.

3. Let it all simmer for about 10 minutes until thick and your desired consistency.

4. Serve with the rest of the banana slices on top and your desired toppings.



This latest health trend kinda reminds me of when I was a kid and my mother had to hide the vegetables in my meals so I'd eat them.

And it seems this trend is here to stay. So far, veg like black beans have made their sly way into brownies and even sweet potato has been made into some sort of toast.

But now, it's the zucchini's turn to weasel its way into something.

Say hello to #Zoats, zucchini and oats all mixed together to make a delightful porridge. Sounds odd, yes, but it looks unreal.

Instagram's fittest stars have been all over the trend lately as you're not only getting a good dose of Vitamin C in this morning meal, but you're also making it double the size without adding many calories at all. Win, win.

Just look at these IGs for some inspo:

Berry Zoats


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Chocolate Zoats


Snicker Zoats


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Banana and Strawberry Zoats


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Caramelised Zoats


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