Category Archives: Breakfast

MEC, Dunedin.

Want the taste and goodness of oats, but no time to make porridge? Put them in a bowl with some milk and raisins and eat them as a cold cereal. Also good for those warmer mornings when porridge would be too heavy.

Y.W., Christchuch.

Porridge is cheap but can get a little dull. To make it more interesting, soak the oats overnight in a pot with the recommended amount of water, some sultanas and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. The cinnamon and sultana flavours infuse through the porridge by morning.


I detest porridge with sweetening so make it with a little salt and heaps of pepper and eat it without milk. Saves on sugar and on milk and is more a savoury breakfast than a sweet one.

D.B., Featherston

To make breakfast porridge more appetising whiz a can of fruit to juice and pour on muesli really tasty and makes a can of fruit go along way. I am going to try it in my porridge tomorrow.

Motivated In Ohio, Ashtabula, OH U.S.A.

Purchase Oat Groats (oats not processed) put them in a coffee grinder and grind into a powder.  Add water and soak overnight.  The next day put this in a pan with a touch of olive oil and salt.  In a few minutes, you will have oatmeal. The oat groats cost about 88 cents American per […]

Pamflitt, Hawera.

Breakfast dish. Cook 1 cup of rice. Don’t let it get too dry. Chop half a cup of bacon pieces, half a small onion together and fry together in cast iron pan if available. There is enough oil in the bacon to do this. Microwave 2 eggs beaten with milk until nearly cooked – about […]