Sticky Toffee Chocolate Brûlée Porridge

Sticky Toffee Chocolate Brûlée porridge. Demerara sugar Dark chocolate drops Dark brown soft sugar Soaked mashed dates Cinnamon Soak 100g pitted dates in 150ml boiling water and set aside. Make your porridge (I used 1 cup fine oatmeal to 2.5 cups water) plus the dark brown sugar When thickening add the dark chocolate and orange […]


Toffee Apple Porridge

Todays Speciality Recipes from the 2023 World Porridge Making Championships is Nick Barnard’s Toffee Apple Porridge. Nick was Speciality Champion in 2013 and still chases the Golden Spurtle. Ingredients – all organic 8 eating apples   450g Rapadura sugar   Oatmeal   Highbank Orchard Apple syrup   Cinnamon stick   Cardamom pods   Star anise […]

Golden Spurtle Nick Barnard recipe

Pan-Fried Flapjacks

Pan Fried Flapjacks Tracy Griffen 2023 Flapjacks is a traditional Scottish recipe, some say made with leftover porridge poured into a kitchen drawer and allowed to set. So how to make them even more Scottish? Add salt and fry them! Makes 12 50g butter, melted 70g soft brown sugar 1 free range organic egg 50g […]

Golden Spurtle

Treasure Oats Speciality Winner 2023

Treasure Oats Treasure Oats  Smokey fish and cheesy oats Great for a dinner party starter, served in treasure chests (or just some ramekins). Ingredients   Comté pepper porridge 1 cup Aberfeldy oatmeal – 1/3 pinhead 1/3 coarse 1/3 medium (soaked overnight in 2 cups of water) 1 cup of semi skimmed milk 70g grated Comté cheese 1/8 tspn […]

Golden Spurtle Speciality Dish

Speciality Winner 2022 – Chris Young

Treasure Oats 2023 Speciality Winner Smokey fish and cheesy oats Ingredients 1 cup coarse and medium oatmeal 4.5 cups of water 25g of butter 200g grated Comté cheese 300g smoked coley (sustainable and local) 100g spinach (frozen, thawed and drained) 2 tbsps. crème fraiche 1.5 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 50mls whole milk Pinch of nutmeg salt […]


Cranachan Oat Milk Ice Cream Sundaes  

A humble ode to a dessert I want to try from a place I want to visit! Enter Cranachan, a  traditional Scottish dessert that incorporates harvest ready raspberries, cream, whiskey, and  oats.  As the heat from the U.S summer rages on, what better way to celebrate the beautiful structure  and versatility of oats than by […]


Oatmeal banana split

Inspired by my lifelong love of porridge and banana splits. This dish happens to be vegan which I think is better for any oat-lover as oat milk/ yogurt is substituted for diary. I have tried hundreds of iterations of this dish using my wife as chief taster, I believe this one finally makes the grade […]


Banana Oat Pancakes with Canadian Whiskey infused Blueberry Compote

This recipe is the easiest and healthiest pancake recipe there is. It comes together in a snap and the pancakes are fluffy, delicious, low fat, vegan and gluten free!! Believe it!!                   1 1/2 cups rolled oats 2 bananas (ripe with brown spots) 1/4 tsp salt 1tsp […]


Flower Duet Porridge

Flower Duet Porridge   This recipe combines two fruity citrus porridges. Both are brightly coloured with a summery flavour, and the citrus edge cuts through the sweetness. A flower-shaped mould is used to make the dish visually interesting as well as delicious!   Ingredients: Raspberry and Lemon Porridge: 125g oatmeal 600ml water 300g raspberries 4 […]


Bravo Apple and macadamia nut porridge, Native Hibiscus crisp, finger lime curd

Bravo Apple and macadamia nut porridge, Native Hibiscus crisp, finger lime curd Serves two People or one hungry person Recipe Porridge 150 gm Rolled oats 400 ml macadamia milk 250ml water Pinch Murray river sea salt 1 bravo apple peeled and diced 1 tbsp. raw honey 1 tbsp. butter ¼ cup macadamias- roughly chopped keeping […]