Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Have you heard about Farmhouse Breakfast Week? Are you joining in?

Every January the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) runs this campaign, highlighting the benefits of a healthy breakfast , showing consumers the wide range of foods available for breakfast and the production story behind them. As farmers we’re keen to support the campaign and encourage everyone to eat home produced food, not least because we pay a levy to the HGCA on every tonne of wheat and oilseed rape that we sell from the farm, some of which is used to fund Farmhouse Breakfast Week.

There’s lots of information about the week on the Shake Up Your Wake Up website.

porridge with apple and yoghurt

I’m supporting the week by trying to eat a different breakfast each day. Today, porridge. Actually, I’m not trying that hard today because that’s what I normally eat for breakfast. But I have at least added yoghurt, apple compote and sprinkled it with cinnamon, instead of spooning on brown sugar as usual.

Porridge Recipe for 1 serving

Mix together:
½ cup porridge oats
½ cup milk
½ cup water

Bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring it so it doesn’t stick. If you have an AGA, mix everything together in the saucepan, leave it sitting on the back of the AGA overnight and in the morning quickly heat it on the simmering plate for about 20 seconds and it’s ready.

I make my porridge quite firm because I add milk or yoghurt in the bowl, together with fruit or just sugar.

12 thoughts on “Farmhouse Breakfast Week

  1. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts says:

    My spouse starts his day with oatmeal every workday. Usually with a big scoop of peanut butter mixed in. I love my bowl of oatmeal, but rarely fix one since the kids don’t care for it. But when I do, I love brown sugar!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  2. Jane @ Shady Baker says:

    I love breakfast Anne & your porridge looks great. I struggle to make good porridge but I do make my own muesli with organic rolled oats. This sounds like a good week!


  3. Jayne says:

    Looks so good, perfect way to start your day when it’s cold outside. I make steel cut oatmeal over here with chopped walnuts and almonds and a bit of raw honey or maple syrup and of course cinnamon!


  4. csamom says:

    Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast because it is good for me AND filling. But the kids have decided they don’t care for it, so I rarely cook it just for myself. Last week was my birthday, and that was the only menu choice. If I’m cooking my own breakfast on my own birthday, I get what I want! Hah! 🙂


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