How to make insta-perfect porridge

How to make insta-perfect porridge

We all do it for the ‘gram, right? I got so fed up of seeing beautiful porridge pictures, a million miles away from my sludge drudged up in the microwave. So I made extra special porridge one morning this week and I’m delighted by the result. It tasted as good as it looks and I think the real key is to cook it on the hob and to use quality ingredients and a good maple syrup. Clarks Maple Syrup has 36% less sugar… than sugar! That makes it a great choice whether you’re following slimming world or not.


Makes enough for one gorgeous portion (all for yourself). Uses one healthy extra b choice, if you use milk instead of water you can also add a healthy extra a choice. If you use desiccated coconut, that has syns, as does the Clarks maple syrup. See below for syn values.


40g good quality whole porridge oats (1 x healthy extra b choice)

250ml cold water

1 tsp ground nutmeg

An assortment of fruit - I used a kiwi, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries

1 tsp desiccated coconut (1 syn)

1 tbsp Clarks Maple Syrup (2.5 syns)


  1. Put your oats in a pan with the cold water and bring to the boil on a medium heat. Simmer for about 7 minutes. As it starts to firm up, add a tsp of ground nutmeg and stir it in.

  2. While the porridge is cooking, prepare your fruit by peeling and slicing the kiwi. Try to pick berries of a similar size for the best ‘look’!

  3. When the porridge is nearly ready, drizzle in half a tbsp of Clarks Maple Syrup.

  4. Pop your porridge into a bowl and line up your fruit into lines on one side as per my picture. Add a tsp of desiccated coconut to the other side and drizzle over the most centred fruit.

  5. Last step is to drizzle over a bit more Clarks Maple Syrup.

Do tag me in your porridge #instagram posts! I’m on @slimmingworldrecipes.

Rosie x

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