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Porridge Bread

Porridge bread

I love bread but like many people I’ve been trying to limit the amount of it I eat.  I switched to spelt bread but I wasn’t really enjoying it. I was also very bad at eating breakfast, frequently going out to work on nothing but a cup of coffee and only feeling the hunger pangs the minute I got in the door to work.

And then I discovered Porridge Bread and everything has changed.  I adore it.  I don’t buy bread anymore.  It is so quick and easy to make and it tastes utterly delicious.  I am a creature of habit and make the same basic bread everytime but the recipe is very versatile and you can add nuts and seeds to it.  You can also make a savoury version with sun dried tomatoes or olives if you so wish.  I got this recipe from the Flahavan’s website and I use their regular porridge oats in making the bread.  You can also use gluten free oats.

I now have breakfast every morning and find I am no longer snacking on biscuits or chocolate mid morning.  Thank you Porridge Bread!!


300g of Porridge Oats (I use Flahavans)

500ml of Natural Yogurt (I use Glenilen)

1 egg (beaten)

2 teaspoons of Bread Soda (sieved)

1 tablespoon of treacle (optional)

Half teaspoon of salt (optional)

2 tablespoons of mixed seeds (optional)


Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.

Mix the beaten egg, yogurt and treacle in a bowl until the mixture is smooth and all the treacle has been combined properly.

Mix the porridge oats, breadsoda, seeds and salt in a separate bowl.  Add the wet mixture to the dry and combine thoroughly.

Grease a 2lb loaf tin (or line the tin with parchment paper).

Bake for 30 minutes.  Then reduce the heat to 150ºC/300ºF/Gas Mark 2 and bake for a further 30 minutes.

I like to remove the bread from the tin and turn it upside down for the final ten minutes.

I hope you enjoy it. I use the treacle as I love it.  I find it doesn’t need the salt so I exclude it as I like to limit the amount of salt in my diet.  Happy baking!





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