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A Harry Potter book with a wand on top resting next to two bowls of porridge

Hogwarts Scottish Porridge

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  • Author: Whip & Wander
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish
  • Diet: Gluten Free


In the Harry Potter books, porridge makes a regular appearance at the Hogwarts breakfast table where Harry, Ron, and Hermione dine each morning. This delightful recipe for Hogwarts Scottish Porridge features stone-ground oats simmered with milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla until lusciously thick and creamy. This warm and cozy breakfast dish is perfect for cold fall and winter mornings, bringing a touch of magic to the start of your day.


  • 144 g (1 cup) Scottish oats
  • 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) whole milk (may use dairy-free milk alternative)
  • 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) water
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4th tsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

The Hogwarts Scottish Porridge depicted in this post is dressed with the following toppings:

  • Bowl #1: Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries Greek yogurt
  • Bowl #2: Pecans, walnuts, sliced almonds, melted brown sugar

For more topping ideas check out the Scottish Porridge Fit for the Hogwarts Great Hall section earlier in the post.


  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring together Scottish oats, milk, water, and a pinch of salt to a simmer.
  2. Once the mixture comes to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until the porridge begins to thicken.
  3. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla into the pot, stirring well to combine.
  4. Continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes until the porridge reaches a thick, yet pourable consistency.
  5. Remove the pot from heat and allow the porridge to rest for 1-2 minutes; it will further thicken during this time.
  6. Serve immediately, customizing with your favorite toppings.


Nutritional information on Whip & Wander is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving porridge made with whole milk (no toppings)
  • Calories: 199
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 134 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 9 mg