Ever thought about cooking your berries into your porridge? Some mornings, we just yearn for porridge with a difference, cooking the berries in gives you a sweeter taste and a different colour to your morning bowl of oats.

Ingredients ( serves 2)

  • 125 g blueberries
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt

Topping (optional)

  • 1 x  banana
  • remaining blueberries
  • chopped almonds
  • linseed/flaxseed


  • In a saucepan, add the oats, half of the blueberries and the water and salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Once the berries have cooked through, mash them gently with a fork to let the juice out to colour the porridge.
  • Serve piping hot in a bowl, serve with topping of your choice  eg: 1/2 banana per portion, the remaining blueberries as well as a small handful of chopped almonds and linseeds.( or ground flaxseed).  You can  add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for the really sweet toothed.