Porridge Shaker

Porridge is awesome. We have it for breakfast most days and it rarely fails to see me through to lunchtime. Porridge with stuff in it is even better. We’ve experimented with various bits and pieces, but our favourite is sliced banana with toasted almonds and sultanas topped off with a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg. Now, you can buy toasted almonds from the supermarket, but they don’t taste nearly as good as those you toast yourself. Unfortunately, when we’re pushed for time (which, if I’m honest, is pretty much every working day) toasting them fresh is just too much faff.

Enter the porridge shaker: a handy tub that, on a Sunday, we fill with the mixture I described above (sans bananas). Then, all you need to do is chuck however much you want in your porridge!



  • Small bag of sliced almonds (120g ish)
  • An equal amount of sultanas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

To toast the almonds, just chuck them into a hot, dry frying pan and wait for the edges to go brown. This has the added bonus of making your house smell amazing!