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Black Forest porridge recipe

Black Forest porridge recipe

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Start the morning with this tasty bowl of porridge swirled with berry compote and topped with a grating of dark chocolate - all of the delicious flavours of the retro Black Forest pud. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 8 mins to cook
  • 354 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 200g porridge oats
  • 1ltr semi-skimmed milk (or ½ milk, ½ water)
  • 300g frozen mixed fruit
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30g dark chocolate, grated, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    22g 24%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 51.5g Protein 11.5g Fibre 8.5g


  1. Tip the porridge oats into a pan and add the milk, along with a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook gently for 4-6 mins, until the oats are tender and creamy.

  2. Meanwhile, put the berries in a separate pan with the honey and 1 tbsp water. Cook for 4-5 mins, until the fruit is just beginning to break down. Stir the vanilla extract through.

  3. Serve the porridge topped with the compote and finish with grated chocolate.

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