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Sliced porridge?

edited 29 March 2011 at 7:14PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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edited 29 March 2011 at 7:14PM in Old Style MoneySaving
Working on the assumption that what I was told is actually true :), then apparently years ago people used to make porridge, leave it to go cold and slice it to eat later.

Our family is having to change our eating habits because of health reasons and although we're fine with sorting out healthy main meals etc, I find I'm struggling for ideas for healthy snacks. My repertoire pretty much ends with fruit, veg sticks and low fat wholewheat crackers!

Anyway, I wondered if sliced porridge would be a suitable alternative to a biscuit? I thought I could add blueberries and certain nuts to it to make it more interesting? Is this feasible? Will porridge slice if I make it thick enough? :o




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  • rachbcrachbc Forumite
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    I did 'porridge pancakes' as finger food for my daughter - basically think porridge poored into a round tupperware and left to go cold and firm - she loved it - personally I found it a bit gross!
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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    Did you reduce the amount of liquid you made it with? Does it make any difference if it's made with milk or water?
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  • AlwaysAllieAlwaysAllie Forumite
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    You could make savoury flapjacks as an alternative - Ok the ones I make have cheese in them but I'm sure you could alter the recipe???

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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    I think flapjacks have butter/sugar etc in them? Do they? :o We need to stay away from those too.
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  • rachbcrachbc Forumite
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    I made it with milk but slightly less than normal
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  • I have unusual diatery requirements (whcih means I am on Low GI/GL/Carbs/Calories/Saturated Fats, and high Fibre).

    My snacks include nuts, seeds, nairns wheatfree oakcakes (with hummus and Cheese), Rye Bread and Pate or Tuna, HM Popcorn (in very small quanities) with a small amount of flavour (salt or paprika).

    But on the whole having to eat this type of food makes me much less hungry and therefore I rarely snack unless it's planned into the day to increase my carbs/calories (sometimes I hit too low!)
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    LizlingLizling Forumite
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    edited 23 March 2011 at 1:11PM
    Not sure about sliced porridge, but oat pancakes are yummy. Oats +egg+water cooked like a traditional pancake.
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  • Lizling wrote: »
    Not sure about sliced porridge, but oat pancakes are yummy. Oats +egg+water cooked like a traditional pancake.

    Do you have a recipe or exact quantities? I can have oats and eggs... so would like to try this!

    What would you eat it with though??
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  • LizlingLizling Forumite
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    Do you have a recipe or exact quantities? I can have oats and eggs... so would like to try this!

    What would you eat it with though??

    I've never made it to a recipe myself - I'm definitely more of a make it up as you go along kind of cook :) I just make up some porridge to a loose-ish consistancy, then beat in an egg and a pinch of baking powder. Maybe add a bit of sugar or a pinch of salt or some vanilla essence,cinnamon or whatever and fry it. I'm sure you'll be able to find more accurate recipes on the internet but my quick google only turned up more complicated versions.

    I quite like them with just butter or honey but they'd be good with a bit of banana too (hate bananas myself, but I can see that it would work).
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  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    aliasojo wrote: »
    Working on the assumption that what I was told is actually true :), then apparently years ago people used to make porridge, leave it to go cold and slice it to eat later.

    Our family is having to change our eating habits because of health reasons and although we're fine with sorting out healthy main meals etc, I find I'm struggling for ideas for healthy snacks. My repetoire pretty much ends with fruit, veg sticks and low fat wholewheat crackers!

    Anyway, I wondered if sliced porridge would be a suitable alternative to a biscuit? I thought I could add blueberries and certain nuts to it to make it more interesting? Is this feasable? Will porridge slice if I make it thick enough? :o

    Certainly was true, my Dad talked about the porridge drawer that the porridge was poured in to then they cut a slice out of to have on the long walk to school and at lunchtime. Must have been okay to eat as he had porridge every day of his life for breakfast, cooked by himself and always put the porridge oats in the pan at night ready for the morning.

    He never convinced the rest of the family to eat it though :D
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