I tend to use oat groats. They are the unrefined whole oats. But if you want to use porridge oats for this it works just as well.

If you are using oat groats they take quite a while to cook. I put them in the slow cooker with loads of water and a small amount of salt and cook them for about 4 hours.

If you are using porridge oats then just put the oats in a pan with a pinch of salt and twice the amount of water. Cook for about 15 mins.

To make it savoury - add soya sauce, tahini, and nutritional yeast (or Engavita Yeast Flakes in the UK) You can also add some canned fish like herring or mackerel and a tiny bit of vinegar. I tend to use umeboshi plum vinegar for this. Ginger, scallions or a little miso are also really great. Cook for a few minutes and serve with cream on the top. 

Absolutely delicious!!

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