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Porridge has had a posh makeover since your schooldays.

In fact, if your only recollection of eating oats for breakfast involved a tasteless helping of gruel, you could be in for a treat.

SuperValu will be giving away free 1kg packs of their own brand porridge to customers this Saturday, February 10th with any purchase made in store.

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The supermarket will hand out more than 50,000 bags of porridge while stock lasts – enough to whip up a whopping 1.5 million bowls of porridge!

Not only are porridge oats low in fat and saturated fat and high in fibre, they’re also one of the most versatile ingredients out there.

From goji berries and manuka honey to almond milk, chia seeds and coconut yoghurt, these days health food fans are pimping their porridge with a rainbow of delicious superfoods to create a nourishing morning meal.

You can serve it warm with apple compote and cream for a weekend treat, or layer it with fresh berries and yogurt in a jar before bed for overnight oats to enjoy in the morning.


Baked oats make for a breakfast with a little more bite (plus they taste like cake).

There’s even a trend towards savoury porridge, with fans combining their steel cut oats with garlic, poached eggs, greens and avocado.

Whatever your tastes, it’s the perfect time to put your porridge making skills to the test. You might be surprised at what you’re missing.

 


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