Cinnamon porridge with grated pear

This porridge is made with water and skimmed milk to keep the calories low. A little ground cinnamon makes it taste sweeter without adding calories and it is topped with juicy grated pear.
As part of an Intermittent diet plan, 1 serving provides a half portion of your 6 daily vegetable portions, 1 of your dairy portions and 219 kcal.

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  • 60g/2¼oz jumbo porridge oats
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, plus a little to sprinkle
  • 300ml/10fl oz semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 ripe medium pear
  • 1 wedge lemon


  1. Put the oats and cinnamon in a non-stick saucepan with the milk and cook over a low-medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly until rich and creamy. Pour into two deep bowls.

  2. Coarsely grate the pear, and place on top of the porridge. Squeeze over the lemon juice and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of ground cinnamon.

Recipe Tips

It's important to use jumbo oats, rather than instant oats, because they take longer to digest.