Gluten Free Oat Flakes Porridge


  • 160 g rolled oats
  • 600 ml milk or water
  • sea salt (optional)


  1. Place the oats and the milk or water in a large pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add a pinch of salt (optional) and stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. Bring to a steady simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often to give you a smooth creamy porridge – if you like your porridge runnier, simply add some more milk or water until you’ve got the consistency you like.

Serving Suggestion (per single serving):

Prepare the oats as above and then add and mix all the ingredients.

  • 1 tbsp walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts or other nuts.
  • 1 tbsp mix seeds Mix (linseed, sunflowerseed, etc)
  • 1 tbsp blueberries or other berries
  • 1 tsp Grated Coconut
  • Dash of honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • A little cold milk (if preparing with water).


With a traditional appearance, this oatmeal based pie is very quick and easy to prepare. The result is both soft and sandy.

Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Resting time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (for 4 tarts)

  • 45 g hazelnuts
  • 75 g IrishTown Oat Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated coconut (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable fat (melted coconut oil, margarine)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Finely crush the hazelnuts, in a coffee grinder or blender. Mix all dry ingredients and add a pinch of salt. Combine the honey with coconut oil. Pour liquid mixture over dry mixture, then work it all together with your fingertips until you achieve a crumbly texture. Mix and form a ball. Wrap in film and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes. Form 4 tart moulds, if necessary use the back of a spoon to properly shape the borders. Prick some holes in the base of the tart using a fork. Bake for 10 minutes at 170°C. Keep an eye on the oven and cover with a sheet of baking paper if needed. Cool completely before filling.

Note: Whole nuts can be replaced with hazelnut or almond flour. Vary the flavour by replacing the vanilla and / or coconut. Grated coconut is optional. For allergy sufferers, replace coconut oil with a vegetable margarine to maintain a firm texture (another vegetable oil may soften the pastry after cooking and complicate the moulding and cutting).