Porridge Bread Recipe – Foodie Friday

Hello and welcome to the first Foodie Friday of 2018. I’m kicking it off with this delicious porridge bread recipe. 

I wish I could, but I can’t take credit for this one. This is my aunty Mary’s recipe. She gave it to my Mum who has been making it for years. It’s so delicious and nutritious and I honestly couldn’t recommend trying it highly enough. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but Flahavan’s was started by my great (x5) granddad many moons ago, and my uncle John is now running the show. It’s something that I’ve never really mentioned on here before but I sometimes forget that it is pretty cool to call Flahavan’s the family business!

If you haven’t already had a nose around their website, you’ll find a tonne of great recipes over there. They’re all super healthy and use oats in so many different ways. Definitely worth a look.

Anyway, on to the star of the show! The healthiest brown bread you’ll get your hands on this January!


  • 330g of Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets 
  • 500g of Natural Yogurt (I use Glenisk)
  • 1 teaspoon of bread soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of mixed seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of treacle (optional & to taste, this will make it slightly sweeter)


  1. Place the yogurt, beaten egg and treacle in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Mix the oats, bread soda, seeds and salt in a separate bowl, add to the yogurt mixture and stir thoroughly.
  3. Place in a greased or parchment lined 2lb loaf tin, sprinkle with oats, and bake at 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 for 30 minutes.
  4. Lower the temperature to 150C / 300F / Gas mark 2 and cook for a further 30 minutes.

If you do try this recipe then let me know what you think of it!

PS. Don’t forget to catch up on my YouTube videos from this week, one was about saving money, and the other about editing Instagram photos!

Thanks for reading,

Niamh xx

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  1. Ann
    January 13, 2018 / 1:05 am

    Hi Niamh
    I wonder if you know the answer to this question.
    I really want to make the porridge bread and I would like to make two or three loaves at the same time and bake them in the oven at the same time.
    Is there any charge I need to make to the temperature or length of cooking time?
    Please and thank you very much.

    • cinnamonsoul
      January 15, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Hi Ann! So sorry about the delay here. If you’re using a fan oven then they all should be fine to go in at the same time at the temperature I mentioned. Let me know how you get on! xxx

  2. January 14, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Just made this tonight had great plans to make Insta Fab but its too late I’ve cut in to it like a savage. I forgot how delicious porridge bread is!!!!
    Loved the YouTube video on saving money such good tips. Moving to the states in the next month so definitely going to set up the apps for saving!!!
    Thanks so much for tips!

    • cinnamonsoul
      January 15, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Haha it’s always the way Katie I’m the exact same! I’m glad you tried it and delighted that you liked it! Such an easy and healthy recipe! And
      I’m glad you enjoyed the video too. xx

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