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Porridge Bread

Totally unrelated to gardening, cycling or anything else normally published here, I’m uploading a super (flourless, wheat-free) Porridge Bread recipe that was given to me by a friend. It’s from the SuperValu website, amended just a wee bit.

I’m also putting this here because I want to find it when I’ve forgotten bits of it. It’s in line with my Publish-Or-Be-Dammed Policy. So far, this forward thinking hasn’t helped at all because my head is as fresh as a daisy, but I’m nearing the Age of Forgetfulness. I continue to hope that I’ll have sole use of a computer/tablet in the nursing home in 2050. ‘Tis another matter whether I’ll be allowed into the kitchen to make bread for the residents.


  • 400g of porridge oats
  • Pinch or two of salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1tbsp of treacle/maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml milk
  • 500ml natural yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp sultana/raisin mix
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • (or any combination of preferred seeds/nuts)


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease and line a 2-pound loaf tin with parchment.
  • Place the porridge in a bowl, add the bread soda and table salt and stir to combine.
  • Next add the egg, milk and treacle and beat until well combined.
  • Add the nuts and seeds and transfer into the prepared loaf tin.
  • Add the yoghurt and mix well.
  • Level the bread and sprinkle with some extra seeds.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, turn the bread out of the tin. Place the bread back in the oven for a further 10 minutes or until the bread sound hollow when tapped.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.



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  1. Lindylou

    I’ll try this recipe very soon and keep you updated.

    1. Pádraig

      Cheers, Lindylou. You might like to look at the original recipe on the link to compare fefore proceeding.

      1. Pádraig

        Search Porridge and it comes up. Then, search “Eileen”… You’re in there somewhere!

  2. fredgardener

    Hi Padraig ! I’ll try your recipe this week… Tks for sharing it.

    1. Pádraig

      You’re very welcome, Fred. I hope you enjoy it very much.

      1. fredgardener

        It will remind me of the porridge I ate when I was young !

        1. Pádraig

          In my case, wheat doesn’t agree with me. This is a great alternative.

    1. Pádraig

      Of course, it goes without saying there’s nothing to match Irish oats!

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