Porridge is one of the cheapest, healthiest and easiest breakfast meals you can make. Try this recipe for just 50p a serving.

prep time 2 mins total time 10 mins serves 2


  • 2 cups (200g) of oats (£0.16)

  • 2 cups (500ml) of plant milk (£0.45)

  • 2 cups (500ml) of water

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (£0.04)

  • 1 apple (£0.32)

  • 2 tbsp raisins (£0.10)



  1. Add the oats, milk, water, cinnamon and sugar to a pan over low to medium heat, and stir.

  2. While the oats heat up, chop up the apple into small pieces.

  3. Add half of the apple to the oats, saving the other half for the topping.

  4. Keep stirring the oats until they have thickened (around 8-10 mins), making sure it doesn't boil.

  5. When ready, serve with the remaining apple and a sprinkling of raisins.


  • Drizzle over maple syrup if you aren't on a budget.

  • Try out other cheap fruits such as frozen berries or bananas.

  • The key to creamy oats is to cook them on a lower heat for longer and to keep stirring. Have patience and it'll be worth it, I promise.