How to make cheap and tasty vegan instant porridge pots | Cottage Retreatist

Cheap and tasty vegan porridge pots

I have a resolution to take better care of myself in 2017 and this includes eating well. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I am notoriously bad at eating in the morning. However, these cheap and tasty homemade vegan, organic and gluten-free instant porridge pots are my saviours and only 14p per serving!

These pots are literally SUPER, and tick all the boxes for pretty much any diet plan or if you are doing #veganuary. Best of all? NO additives and very cheap and easy to make yourself.

The back story!

We used to eat loads of those porridge pots that you only need to add boiling water to, but if you actually read the ingredients list they’re not as great as you might hope, and if everyone in the family ate them you could be looking at spending some serious money for the sake of convenience! So I set about finding a way to create a healthier version at home for a fraction of the cost which could be taken to work and zero hassle! These are the result!

I experimented over time to get the perfect ratio and I think I have cracked it 😉

Some tips and tricks

To make the porridge we use organic, gluten free porridge oats (which we currently buy from our local Aldi and they are soooo much cheaper than elsewhere!) and coconut milk powder which we buy in 1kg bags online. This coconut milk powder is fantastic and we use it for so many things, especially in curries as we don’t need to buy additional tins or sachets of coconut cream/milk!

Just a note that when making these: I have found the best way to replicate the format of the instant porridge pots is to use a little microwave pot likes these Sistema ones from Amazon (with the vent closed). The best thing about these pots is they are reusable and BPA-free so no leaching of plastic into the food over time. (I’m not being paid to promote these by the way!!)

Homemade vegan porridge pots ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegan coconut milk powder – 6p

    How to make cheap and tasty vegan instant porridge pots | Cottage Retreatist

    You can make loads of sachets of instant porridge and they’re easy to travel with!

  • 3 tbsp organic, gluten free porridge oats – 8p
  • boiling water to cover

Total cost of ingredients: £0.14

Additional ingredients

Each additional ingredient is purely a suggestion and can be added on its own or built up to create a mega porridge!

  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • a squeeze of maple syrup
  • your own favourite addition

Method

  1. mix together the dry ingredients
  2. add the boiling water to cover the dry ingredients and stir
  3. leave to sit for about 5 minutes with the lid on the container (or in a bowl/container that has a lid or put cling film over the top) until it reaches your preferred consistency and stir once more before eating.

For the printable version of the recipe see below!

How to make cheap and tasty vegan instant porridge pots | Cottage Retreatist

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Homemade vegan porridge pots
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 

These pots are literally SUPER, and tick all the boxes for pretty much any diet plan and best of all NO additives and super cheap and easy to make yourself at 14p per serving.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegan coconut milk powder - 6p
  • 3 tbsp organic gluten free porridge oats - 8p
  • boiling water to cover
Additional optional ingredients
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • squeeze of maple syrup
  • your own favourite addition
Instructions
  1. mix together the dry ingredients
  2. add in the boiling water to cover the dry ingredients and stir
  3. leave to sit for about 5 minutes with the lid on the container (or in a bowl/container that has a lid or put cling film over the top) until it reaches your preferred consistency and stir once more before eating. 

Recipe Notes
  • I have found the best way to replicate the format of the instant porridge pots is to use a little microwave pot likes these Sistema ones from Amazon (with the vent closed).
  • Total cost of ingredients: £0.14
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