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Goldilocks-Approved Porridge Recipes to Start Your Day

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Goldilocks-Approved Porridge Recipes to Start Your Day

Just right – that’s how your porridge should be every morning, forget about the too hot, too cold, too thick or too thin. In this article, discover some expert tips and perfect porridge recipes that Goldilocks herself would approve of.

Why is porridge so good in the morning?

Porridge is just the ticket when you’re looking for something warm and comforting to kick off your day. It’s really easy to make and totally flexible, so you can jazz it up however you fancy. Whether topped with fresh fruits, nuts, peanut butter, syrups or spices – porridge can handle it all!

It’s the kind of breakfast that keeps things interesting, giving you endless options to mix things up. Plus, it’s a healthy breakfast that gets you ready to face the day with a satisfied belly.

Porridge prep: Tips and tricks 

Before we get to the good stuff (AKA the recipes), explore these pro tips that can help you create the perfect porridge.

The lowdown on cooking

Remember, patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to porridge. Overcooking will leave you with a mushy, almost gluey texture, far from the creamy dreaminess we’re after.

Cook until the oats are plump, with a consistency thick enough to hold the oats together yet creamy enough to make your spoon dive back for more. Stick to the cooking times in your recipe, and you should be fine!

Picking your oats

It’s all about personal taste when it comes to oats. Like your porridge thick and chunky? Go for jumbo or rolled oats. Prefer it smooth? Porridge oats are your pick, giving you a nice, creamy texture. Easy as that!

Soaking your oats

Whether in milk or water, soaking your oats overnight softens and hydrates the grain, which not only speeds up the cooking time but also makes it easier to digest. Just use enough liquid to cover your oats, and they’ll be perfectly prepped by morning.

Keep on stirring!  

Keep stirring to prevent any oats from sticking to the bottom of your pan. A continuous, loving stir will ensure even cooking and a perfect texture every time.

Our favourite porridge recipes

Ready to stir things up? Take a look at our scrumptious porridge recipes.

Absolutely golden porridge

Living up to its name with a delightful combination of creamy oats and a generous drizzle of Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Simplicity is key here, making it perfect for busy mornings or when you just want a pick-me-up!

Coconut banana and cinnamon porridge 

Feeling like a tropical getaway? This recipe whisks you away to paradise with the favours of coconut and cinnamon, perfectly balanced by the creamy oats and sliced banana. It’s a flavour combination that will have you dreaming of palm trees and sandy beaches.

Bacon-crisp porridge 

Taking inspiration from our friends across the pond, this recipe offers a savoury twist on your classic porridge. Plus, the sweet flavours of Lyle’s Golden Syrup perfectly complement the salty bacon.

Morning golden syrup porridge 

This recipe is the epitome of comfort food! It’s quick, easy and oh-so-satisfying. Creamy oats simmered to perfection with a touch of Lyle’s Golden Syrup – it’s the perfect way to start your day.

Tropical coconut milk porridge 

Bring the taste of the tropics to your breakfast table with this dairy-free recipe. With a creamy coconut milk base and topped with toasted cashew nuts, sweet mango, tangy passionfruit and juicy pomegranate seeds – this porridge is bursting with flavour and colour.

Blueberry and hazelnut porridge 

Bursting with fresh blueberries and the delightful crunch of hazelnut, this combination will tantalise your tastebuds and keep you energised all morning long.

Pomegranate, blueberry and blackberry porridge 

A berry delicious way to start your day, blending the tartness of pomegranate with the sweetness of blueberries and blackberries for a flavour-packed morning feast.

Mornings are better with Lyle’s Golden Syrup

Start your day the golden way with Lyle’s Golden Syrup, adding that touch of sweetness that makes every porridge recipe better.

Explore our range to find your perfect porridge partner, because every morning should feel just right!

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