Two Chances to Win with Mornflakes


I got an e-mail the other day with one of those cooking challenges I always MEAN to enter, but seldom get round to doing.  This one, from Mornflakes is to come up with the ultimate Great British Porridge

THINK you know your oats? Well it’s time to hit the stove, as Simon Rimmer puts the Nation’s porridge culinary skills to the ultimate test, with the Mornflake Great British Porridge Challenge! The top TV chef and Britain’s oldest family oat miller, Mornflake Cereals, are urging porridge fans to share their oaty masterpieces, for a chance to take part in the first ever ‘Porridge Stir-Off’, at the home of Mornflake Oats, in Cheshire, on Saturday 5th April.The ‘Stir-Off’ will take place in the scenic, 13th Century Bunbury Water Mill, near Mornflake Cereals, where the winning recipe will be chosen by Simon, Porridge guru and Golden Spurtle winner, Anna Louise Batchelor (aka the Porridge Lady), together with Mornflake MD, John Lea.

Simon Rimmer

The competition has a fabulous prize – the winner will enjoy a  Gourmet Evening-for-two, hosted by Simon, at his award-winning Cheshire restaurant, Earle, a year’s worth of Mornflake Porridge Oats and an all-expenses-paid trip to enter their recipe into the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championships, in Scotland.  And, the recipe will also feature in Mornflake’s annual Oat Recipe Book – fame at last?.

Now, I’ve been told that this isn’t about complicated recipes – more about great flavour combinations!  If you’d like to have a go, simply upload a video clip or picture of your oaty masterpiece, with full recipe details, to the Mornflakes dedicated web page  or pop over to the Mornflake facebook page, where you can also find full competition Terms and Conditions.

Meanwhile, to help you all, Mornflakes have offered me a hamper of their products so that you have plenty to experiment with.  You’ll get this wonderful selection of breakfast goodies


  • Mornflake Jumbo Oats
  • Mornflake Superfast Oats
  • Mornflake Extra Crispy Muesli
  • Mornflake Organic Porridge Oats
  • Oatbran Granola and Muesli range
  • Hessian Shopping bag

You know the deal – use the rafflecopter to be in with a chance…and please remember to tell all your friends about the competition!  Just to make it easy for you, there’s an extra entry this time for sharing my facebook post about the competition – remember you have to SHARE the post on facebook, as well as liking my facebook page to qualify!

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  1. melanie stirling says:

    I don’t put anything on,I just have it plain.

  2. katie skeoch says:

    salt and ice cold milk – yummy

  3. Samantha Rummens says:


  4. Maya Russell says:

    I like sugar (in the form of maple syrup) and pecan nuts.

  5. adele knight says:

    lots of sugar :)

  6. Jane Willis says:

    I’d like sugar, but I don’t use it any more, so I have a squeeze of Sweet Freedom syrup

  7. My sister’s home made mincemeat – a little puddle of Christmas!

  8. Tracey Peach says:

    I normally put Honey With My Porridge

  9. Jacqueline Roberts says:

    A dollop of honey for me

  10. sue hodges says:

    berries or golden syrup

  11. Barbara Webster says:

    A little honey for me!!

  12. Sarah Birkett says:

    always sugar, but also bananas and honey

  13. Amelia Kennedy says:

    Stevia (sugar substitute) – I avoid sugar like the plague!

  14. tracy steer says:

    fab prize, really need this please

  15. Julie Booth says:

    golden syrup- yum yum

  16. Steven Appleton says:

    sugar only for me

  17. Ashleigh Allan says:


  18. oh yummy just a little sugar x


    we like it with chopped up apple

  20. Andrea Storey says:

    Loads of honey and a sprinkling of cinnamon with maybe a few plump sultanas – yum!

  21. sugar

  22. Looks lovely would love to win

  23. sandra rubery says:


  24. sharon mead says:

    demerara sugar and cream

  25. Tracey Belcher says:


  26. Hazel Rea says:

    Sliced banana – the combination really sets me up for the day.

  27. andrea miles says:

    sugar & lots of it

  28. Karen Smith says:

    Agave syrup

  29. kellyjo walters says:

    No sugar its bad for you, I have raw honey and saltanas, but this week Im having chopped dates

  30. Sugar and a splash of cold milk

  31. Honey and crushed nuts.


  33. Sugar all the way, or a similar variation, such as maple syrup.

  34. Elaine Savage says:

    sugar definitely

  35. Rhydian P says:


  36. Mum always served porridge with a knob of salted Lurpack and sugar and that’s what I still do except the sugar is now light brown, can’t beat it:-)

  37. chris davies says:

    golden syrup

  38. EMMA WALTERS says:

    i love it on its own :)

  39. iain maciver says:

    salt in the cooking process

  40. Sugar 😀

  41. helen atkins says:

    I love golden syrup in mine!

  42. kim neville says:


  43. Honey

  44. Heather Haigh says:

    Honey and coconut milk.

  45. Has to be sugar :-)

  46. Paul Wilson says:

    Berries and a drizzle of local honey.

  47. Jo Hutchinson says:

    a little sugar

  48. A medley or frozen fruit!

  49. emma tarbuck says:


  50. Kimberley Munton says:

    A pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg or if I have more time, topped with baked apple slices and cinnamon and flaked almonds ! YUM !

  51. eve kempgee says:

    Golden syrup

  52. Holly Smith says:


  53. lynn mitchell says:


  54. Jam and ice cream

  55. Deborah Williams says:

    Honey from my parents’ beehives :)

  56. jenny owen says:

    i dont put anything on mine i love it plain :)

  57. Sylvia Robbins says:

    Demerara sugar or local honey.
    Never salt. Yuck.

  58. Caroline H says:

    Just a little milk, sometimes a teaspoon of honey.

  59. laura banks says:

    nothing as i’ve got flavoured porridge

  60. Alison Joyce says:

    Artificial sweetener if I’m being good, Chocolate spread if I’m being bad.

  61. Helen Grayson says:

    Brown sugar.

  62. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    Banana and strawberry jam :)

  63. Helen Battle says:

    Golden syrup Mmmmmm!

  64. Fruit

  65. Karen Richards says:

    Love blueberries in my porridge.

  66. Anne Hawley says:

    maple syrup!

  67. Victoria says:

    Sugar – ideally brown.

  68. Chris Davies says:

    Salt!?!?!?! on pancakes!?!?!?

  69. sugar and milk

  70. Dried fruit and nuts. I can’t imagine adding salt, even though I know it’s traditional.

  71. lyn burgess says:

    Raisins, and an ice cube to cool it down quickly

  72. christine shelley says:


  73. jilly pearce says:

    love porridge and love this hamper

  74. Fiona Paley says:

    Fruit or jam in this family.

  75. Karen Painter says:

    Raisins and banana slices

  76. DAWN ADAMS says:

    A little sprinkle of sugar or blueberries if I have them in.

  77. A bit of maple syrup or jam for me :) x

  78. Emma Nixon says:

    Sugar or honey

  79. Hannah ONeill says:

    Brown sugar

  80. anthony harrington says:

    apple and cherry pieces, or if that’s unavailable just sugar

  81. J Beale says:


  82. Kathy Cakebread says:

    sugar :)

  83. rebecca says:

    squeezy honey

  84. Anne Dalzell says:

    Sugar and blueberries

  85. Brown sugar and cinnamon

  86. Harriet Turner says:


  87. Louise C says:

    Blueberries and Flaxseed with nuts

  88. Michael Broad says:



    Can’t beat soft brown sugar.

  90. Clint Howat says:


  91. frances hopkins says:

    Sugar x

  92. Allan Smith says:


  93. got to be salt, sugar is gross

  94. JEN HARRIS says:

    sugar and milk for me

  95. justine meyer says:

    just sugar please

  96. Alan Burrows says:


  97. sian hallewell says:


  98. amy allan says:

    Sugar & Jam

  99. sugar

  100. Rachael G says:

    Golden syrup stirred in.

  101. kelli flanagan says:

    Honey yum

  102. sugar of course…salt sounds terrible!!

  103. julie laing says:

    sugar and cinnamon

  104. claire woods says:

    sugar or jam.

  105. Suzanne Jackson says:


  106. Maggie Coates says:

    Sugar or honey or fruit

  107. DAWN TOTTON says:

    Definitely sugar.

  108. I am naughty and have both sugar and golden syrup on!

  109. gemma clark says:

    golden syrup :)

  110. sugar =]

  111. Rachel Craig says:

    A sprinkle of sugar. I also like to add sliced banana.

  112. My 1 year old and I love blueberries and a dash of maple syrup on ours.

  113. Julie Thomas says:

    Sugar, never salt!

  114. Angie Hoggett says:

    Honey is lovely

  115. sugar for me

  116. Patricia Avery says:

    Maple syrup and sunflower seeds :)

  117. paula burnside says:


  118. jennifer thorpe says:


  119. Stewart Biddle says:

    Plenty of sugar :)

  120. Sugar

  121. salt blurgh….

    i like to put in a spoonful of jam or some berries :)

  122. Paula Phillips says:

    Lots of sugar.

  123. Ann Weir says:

    sugar for me :-)

  124. Kate McGlynn says:

    sugar x

  125. Tammy Tudor says:


  126. Adele Hill says:


  127. Paul Witney says:

    Jam or honey

  128. DOLLY A says:

    Chocolate x

  129. christy beckett says:

    banana and chocolate or black treacle x

  130. claire wilkinson says:

    golden syrup

  131. Kristy Leanne Brown says:

    Sugar and a little milk

  132. I don’t like it at all, but my partner loves it with syrup.

  133. Katherine L says:

    Sugar for me … or rather, honey!

  134. sarah mcknight says:


  135. samantha gray says:

    honey and sometimes nutmeg

  136. Rey Chunara says:

    I like porridge with a little honey

  137. shelley stevenson says:

    i love mine made with water in the pot.. then adding milk in the bowl and a sprinkle of salt…. ooo in the mood for porridge now x

  138. Syrup, maple or golden

  139. Jo. Welsh says:


  140. Brown sugar

  141. Sugar

  142. either banana or nothing

  143. sandra bald says:

    I make my porridge with water & then top with sliced banana & honey

  144. Rachael Barnard says:

    dried apricots

  145. angela sandhu says:


  146. Jane Kocan-Payne says:

    Maple syrup sometimes, but mostly it’s raspberry jam.

  147. Laura Pritchard says:

    Sugar…& fruit & chocolate!

  148. Laura Costello says:

    A handful of sultanas x

  149. A sprinkle of sugar

  150. Tracy Newton says:

    Milk and sugar

  151. Susan Fraser says:


  152. laura jayne bates says:

    sugar and golden syrup

  153. katrina walsh says:

    I love a sprinkling of brown sugar on mine

  154. Herbert Appleby says:

    black current conserve or honey

  155. golden syrup :)

  156. Honey or maple syrup

  157. Diana Croos says:

    Salt , milk and sugar

  158. Emily Clark says:

    Blueberries, banana and honey.

  159. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    Porridge should be pure – I don’t put anything on it

  160. Stephanie Cheung-Tsang says:

    I prefer my porridge plain

  161. Stacey Carnell says:

    Syrup :)

  162. maria blythin says:

    sugar x

  163. LINDSEY CLARK says:

    Depends on my mood! Sometimes sugar, sometimes a swirl of cream.

  164. A light sprinkling of salt and a chopped up banana xx

  165. Victoria says:

    brown sugar :)

  166. Emma Baker says:

    Sugar and Cream

  167. Sugar

  168. jerome sky says:

    honey or sugar, not salt

  169. Teresa Lee says:

    Jam or sugar

  170. Abigail Cullen says:


  171. jodie yorke says:

    sugar xx

  172. A bit of jam

  173. Mickie Bull says:


  174. faye huntington says:

    sugar! of course! faye xx

  175. clair downham says:

    sugar or fruit for me

  176. Neither just plain

  177. jenny morgan says:


  178. Jam :)

  179. Michelle Kinsey says:

    2 dessertspoons of frozen berries x

  180. Strawberry Jam

  181. Sugar and a little bit of cinnamon.

  182. Sharon P says:


  183. Janet Bennett says:

    Raspberry Jam

  184. It has always got to be golden syrup.

  185. Honey and chopped nuts

  186. Maple syrup!

  187. honey!

  188. Treacle and pecans x

  189. jade steven says:

    Syrup and cinnamon

  190. Michael Rattray says:

    A little salt and milk

  191. Maple syrup.

  192. JOANNE ROXBURGH says:

    salted caramel ice cream

  193. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    lots and lots of sugar

  194. Eleanor Wigmore says:

    Milk and honey.

  195. Greig Spencer says:


  196. Angela Kelly says:


  197. Daniel Stacey says:


  198. Blake Ahearne says:


  199. Carol Patrick says:

    A little honey – lovely

  200. William Gould says:


  201. maria molly taylor says:

    sugar – but I’m on a diet now so will substitute with honey or fruits

  202. Cinnamon and Truvia for me :)

  203. lowri earith says:

    salt in, golden syrup on

  204. I put jam on my porridge

  205. Karen Barrett says:

    I don’t put anything on mine

  206. i like mine plainx

  207. Sugar

  208. jen morgan says:

    golden syrup or sugar

  209. lindsey stuart says:

    SUGAR 😉

  210. Christine Caple says:

    I have it as it is

  211. Rachael Barratt says:


  212. Julie Henderson says:

    sugar :)

  213. clair dutton says:


  214. Richard Turner says:

    just milk

  215. Kirsty Mills says:

    Definitely Sugar or honey :)


    Salt and pepper (I’m weird,I know!)

  217. Sheila Reeves says:

    Something else – normally banana, but would choose sugar over salt!

  218. Andrew Halliwell says:

    Sugar or, if I’ve got some, jam

  219. Sammy D says:

    Golden syrup :)

  220. Anne Woodthorpe says:

    Honey :)

  221. Emma Davies says:

    Golden syrup. It reminds me of being a kid

  222. Helen Wilson says:

    Golden Syrup and strawberries :)

  223. Emilie Stokoe says:

    Brown sugar! Can’t believe people actually put salt on – yuck!

  224. I sweeten mine with fruit like berries or banana

  225. How put salt on porridge? # That’s weird LOL

    I put raisins in mine :)

  226. Sugar

  227. No salt or sugar, but I always have prunes on my porridge

  228. sugar! or honey :)

  229. Golden syrup

  230. Emma Harris says:

    Manuka Honey!

  231. Kelly Hooper says:

    sugar for me :)

  232. Tracey D says:


  233. Anna Coyle says:

    Sultanas and a sliced apple

  234. Eleanor Powell says:

    Golden Syrup!

  235. emma falvi says:


  236. Charlotte C Brumpton says:


  237. ali thorpe says:


  238. Daniel Todd says:


  239. syrup

  240. Yasmin J says:

    I’ve never heard of salt on porridge?! Mine’s a flake crumbled on top, so it melts in to the oats (totally counts as being healthy)

  241. sarah fleck says:

    Honey on mine.

  242. Rebecca Funnell says:

    Golden Syrup

  243. Laura W says:

    Sugar :)

  244. I love maple syrup on mine!

  245. Ian Murray says:

    Sugar. But have to be in the mood for porridge,

  246. Lesley Bain says:

    I used to use salt, but now I just have it on its own :) x

  247. n parker says:


  248. Anthea Holloway says:

    I pour maple syrup on mine!

  249. Sue Warr says:

    Cinnamon and sultanas!

  250. Janice Mackin says:


  251. Deborah Bird says:

    sugar x

  252. Sarah Parker says:


  253. katie thomas says:

    Has to be sugar!

  254. Natalie fairhurst says:

    honey all the way

  255. Sheri Darby says:

    Sugar for me

  256. Christopher Millward says:


  257. Maureen Millward says:


  258. Natalie Henderson says:

    Sugar and a pinch of salt! :-)

  259. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    Sugar :)

  260. Golden Syrup or Brown Sugar

  261. Karen R says:

    Peanut butter, sliced banana and double cream!

  262. Ellen Stafford says:

    Sugar (Can’t imagine putting salt on it!!!)

  263. Cinnamon

  264. sandy ralph says:

    just sugar

  265. esme mccrubb says:


  266. Lani Nash says:

    A spoonful of honey :)

  267. Donna Kent says:

    I have a little bit of brown sugar if its a bad morning.

  268. Diana Semionova says:

    Sugar :)

  269. Kel Ellen Hirst says:

    Honey for me!

  270. sj wesley says:

    Fresh berries :)

  271. Just sugar

  272. Jane Middleton says:

    nothing – just natural oat flakes

  273. No sugar or salt. Sometimes just plain or with dried fruit

  274. Chantelle Kemp says:

    I love porridge, i have to have it will a sprinkling of sugar, or some sliced banana :)

  275. Honey, banana & blueberries :)

  276. honey

  277. Tracy Sinclair says:

    I always have sugar on mine x

  278. Becky John says:

    Golden Syrup

  279. Amy Beckett says:


  280. Martin Leyland says:

    Salt and sugar only. Occasionally some Manuka honey to be indulgent.

  281. Annamarie Riddiford says:

    I use a big dollop of home made raspberry jam. It’s delicious

  282. Salt and a bit of sugar

  283. chirag P says:

    dates and crushed almonds

  284. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    I put honey on my porridge

  285. trevor linvell says:

    Sugar and warm milk

  286. Kate O'Neill says:


  287. Michelle Bennett says:

    fruit usually berries, or i mix some options chocolate into a paste and stir that in, mint is lovely 😀

  288. laura avery says:

    Honey and some sultanas

  289. Keith H says:


  290. Gail Bennett says:

    Sugar (preferably Demerara) or honey :-)

  291. demerara

  292. Rachel B says:


  293. Clare Hubbard says:

    Sugar every time :)

  294. Jo-Anne holton says:

    Sugar and probably way to much of it!!!

  295. Kirk Bevins says:

    Raisins and occasionally some cinnamon flavoured honey. Yum yum.

  296. Hannah Whitling says:


  297. katherine b says:

    Honey and banana!

  298. Holly Boyd says:

    salt bleugh!

    Sugar or Honey

  299. lorraine polley says:

    sugar and milk

  300. Lisa Sands says:

    Sugar :) x

  301. jannetteroden says:

    Nothing just like it as it is x

  302. Naomi Buchan says:

    Jam, nutella or honey x

  303. Emma Wolski says:

    Honey, grapes, blueberries etc

  304. Natalie Crossan says:

    Sugar 😀

  305. jodie harvey says:

    jam or honey x

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