All those of faint heart or traditional sticklers turn away now...
In a microwavable bowl (oh yes!) put:
- 1/2 cup porridge oats - any will do but I like to use big organic flakes
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 x teaspoons raisins
Now sling it in the microwave for 2 mins on high. You can adjust the proportions of juice and water once you get the hang of it. I do it all by eye now. If you like a creamier porridge then just use milk and water or all milk.
After you fish the porridge out of the machine, you can add more stuff. Please take care of your paddy paws - it'll be hot and hot things first thing can be tricky.
I chop in bannana or blueberries and sometimes some toasted sunflower seeds and pine nuts. Toasted sesame would be lovely and you can use honey too if you like - then there's yoghurt, fromage frais, creme frais to consider.
Porrige is excellent stuff - and it will keep you going until lunchtime.
In the summer I soak my porridge overnight and dispense with the microwave - which makes it super quick and easy before work.
Make a big pot of good coffee or your favourite tea and you are ready for ANYTHING I tell you...