Weekday Summer Porridge

Weekday Summer Porridge

We’ve been meaning to share some of our favourite recipes with you since we first began publishing Olann and. Like many of the best-laid plans, we’ve just never gotten around to it, but we mentioned it to good friend and well-known crochet designer Fay Dashper-Hughes and she kindly offered to let us publish one of her favourite Summer breakfast recipes in this issue

I’m Scottish – I love porridge. Obviously. But I don’t want hot porridge during the warmer months.  I love the Bircher porridges that you can get from the supermarkets and coffee houses but I wanted to create an affordable version that I can easily make from home on a Sunday night that would last me all the way through the working week.

Using simple ingredients, this recipe can easily be adapted to make it your own. Just follow the simple basis of the recipe and change up whichever elements you want.


To make the Weekday Summer Porridge you will need

  • 1kg bag of Porridge Oats (I used Flahavan’s Organic Oats)

  • 1 x 180g bag of Seed, Berry and Goji Mix (this mix comes from Waitrose but you can substitute with whatever dried fruit/seed mix you like)

  • 1 x 450g pot of Rachel’s Organic Greek Style Yoghurt (I used the ginger flavoured one)

  • 1 litre of apple juice (I used Waitrose apple and ginger juice)


1: Open the 1kg bag of oats and seed/berry mix and mix it all together in a large bowl.  Set aside.

2: In a tub (I continue to reuse a 1kg yoghurt tub) mix together 150g of yoghurt and 250ml of juice.

3: Add 200g of the oat, seed, berry mix and stir very well, ensuring that all of the oats are coated.

4: Place a lid on the tub and pop in the fridge overnight.

5: Come Monday morning, you have a readymade breakfast that can be eaten in the home or easily popped into tuperware and taken with you.  Each portion is based on roughly 120g, giving five servings from each batch – one for every week day.

That’s it. It’s really simple, easy to adapt to your own tastes and very economical at €0.49/£0.43 per 120g serving. The remaining oat, seed, berry mix can be placed into a large tupperware tub and stored ready for the next batch.

If you are unlikely to use the rest of the fresh ingredients (yoghurt and juice) you may want to buy the smaller 150g tubs of yoghurt and portion pack cartons of long life juice instead.

Other ideas:

You could add fresh fruit into your Weekday Summer Porridge such as blueberries or grated apple.

Go wild and add orange juice or pineapple juice. Mix it up and make it your own.

Calories & Cost:

Based on the ingredients used and listed within this recipe, each 120g serving is 251 kCal and costs €0.49/£0.43p/$0.60US.

Fay Dashper-Hughes is a crochet designer and podcaster (The Crochet Circle Podcast).  She is passionate about learning and passing on crochet skills and her love of British breed wools.

For further information see: www.knitit-hookit-craftit.com or www.thecrochetcircle.podbean.com

You can find Fay on iInstagramas@faydhdesigns and Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs (Ravelry).