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Quaker. Microwave Porridge

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Hi all
I have 2 minute rolled oats in the morning. I have 2 of those small packets with milk, Don’t add sugar or any other toppings.
Is there a similar supermarket own brand which is just a nice and creamy that will cook in 2 minutes. And cheaper.
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  • Nelliegrace
    Nelliegrace Posts: 482 Forumite
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    edited 18 May 2023 at 9:43PM
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    Morrisons Savers porridge oats are the cheapest at 70p a kilo this week. The others have just gone up to about 84p.
    My porridge oats get put to soak in water in the glass dish, while we have our early morning pot of tea. They take 2 minutes to cook in the dish in the microwave. I like porridge with evaporated milk and a bit of fruit. 

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    I used to shop in Morrisons about 4 times a week, but after very poor customer service I’ve not shopped there for 2 yrs and never will again no matter what offer they have on.
  • Floss
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    The majority of own brand rolled oats will cook in the same time & with good results, particularly if you presoak for a few minutes with your milk.
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  • plumb1_2
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    Thanks think I’ll have a look at Sainsbury’s own brand.
  • Brambling
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    I buy the SM own brands and will soak overnight either in milk or half milk / half water before microwaving for a couple of minutes in the morning, i cook for a minute stir and then keep and eye on it for the last minute incase it boils over 
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  • Robin9
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    edited 19 May 2023 at 9:21AM
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    ASDA -  1 cup, 2 cup milk -  2 mins.   75p - does about 15 portions
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  • Farway
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    Brambling said:
    I buy the SM own brands and will soak overnight either in milk or half milk / half water before microwaving for a couple of minutes in the morning, i cook for a minute stir and then keep and eye on it for the last minute incase it boils over 
    Ditto, the overnight soak helps I think

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  • plumb1_2
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    Robin9 said:
    ASDA -  1 cup, 2 cup milk -  2 mins.   75p - does about 15 portions
    is that normal rolled oats from Asda Tbh I can’t be bothered soaking them overnight 
    just need a quick option in the morning.
  • happydenial
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    edited 19 May 2023 at 4:50PM
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    I also soak porridge oats overnight - I cup oats, 1 cup water, then in the morning add a cup of milk before cooking. It’s really no hassle to soak them, takes less than a minute, do it whilst the kettle boils for a cup of tea 😉
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