My Experience with McDonald’s Porridge with Strawberry Jam

Porridge with Strawberry Jam

Why Am I Obsessed To McD’s Porridge With StrawberryJam?

I still remember the day when I had first tried McDonald’s porridge with strawberry jam on my way to school. The warmth and comfort that I felt on the chilly January morning is unforgettable. I fell in love with the way McD has combined their signature creamy porridge with sweet and flavorful strawberry jam.

My obsession with McD is not new, I have been a fan of their nutritious meals and wraps since forever.

Not only was it a flavor packed meal but it was also healthy and nutritious because strawberries are considered to carry all the necessary vitamins required by an average adult.   

From then till now, whenever I want something ready to eat, as my morning meal, I always prefer to have oatmeal porridge with strawberry jam by McDonald’s. 

Made with whole grain Jumbo oats and cooked in British semi-skimmed milk served with Jam, it gives me enough warmth and energy to get started on my hectic work routine without any snack breaks.

Cost And Customization Options Available

Porridge at Mcdonald’s is available at with different topping options which include:

Topping optionsCost
With sugar£ 1.99
With strawberry Jam £1.99
With Lyle’s golden syrup£1.99
With Berry And Granola Yogurt£2.49

porridge with strawberry jam are available during their breakfast hours only from 5.00 AM till 11.00 AM. Also note that these warm and delectable porridges are not available in Northern Ireland outlets.

What Are The Ingredients That Make It So Tempting?

Porridge With Strawberry Jam

My curious nature led me to know more about the ingredients that make these porridges so yummy and tempting, for this I searched online and visited McDonald’s official website, also contact them via e-mail and then i come to know that the special ingredients are:

  • Whole Grain Jumbo Oats: full of nutrition, oats provide a filling start to the day.
  • British semi-skimmed milk: adds a creamy goodness to the bowl of oats.
  • Strawberry Jam: adds a flavor packed zesty punch to the meal.

The addition of strawberry jam provides the meal a naturally sweet flavor giving subtle hints of tanginess from the strawberries.

Also the point on which I admire these breakfast porridge with strawberry jam is that they come in a handy packaging which makes it easy to carry items. I just take it along and have it on my way to college.

Specify McDonald’s Oatmeal Calories?

Want to know about McDonald’s Oatmeal Nutrition? Don’t look any further, as I have researched it too. The calorie count of oatmeal porridge with strawberry jam by McDonald’s is as under:

Please note that these are based on Reference Intake for an average adult person (8400/2000 KJ/KCAL).

What are Allergens That It May Contain:

It may contain:

  • Gluten
  • Milk
  • Cereals

Also please note that food cooking and packaging areas are shared ,therefore people with food allergies and dietary restrictions should make informed orders.

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An IT Expert jokingly said that he would start a protest campaign if McDonald’s would ever stop serving their breakfast menu items.
~ Conner Howe
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Importance of Breakfast 

Breakfasts are the meals that are considered to be the most important of all meals. As the name signifies itself that after a whole night of fasting, this meal is meant to break that and provide your body with essential nutrients. 

For centuries many delectable menus have been introduced that have been curated with the purpose of providing delicious meals without compromising on health. 

So whether you order McD’s signature Breakfast wraps with brown sauce or anything else but ensure that you never skip the most important meal of your day.

Here I am quoting some famous quotes that emphasize and highlight the importance of breakfast.

  •  “Eat Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”
  • “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”
  • “Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the most mouthful that is the commitment to a new day”

Fun Facts

They have designated names for nuggets shapes which are: bone, bell, ball and boot.

HomeMade Recipe Of Porridge With Strawberry Jam

As I am fond of McD’s oatmeal porridge, I had tried and tested many recipes then my mother told me a recipe and Voila’, I hit the jackpot.

Here is the recipe:

DIY McDonald’s Oatmeal Ingredients

  • Whole grain Jumbo oats 1 cup
  • Water ½ cup
  • Semi-skimmed Milk 1- ½ cups
  • Salt A pinch
  • Strawberry Jam

Cooking And Preparation

  • In a pan add ½ cup of water, 1- ½ cups of milk.
  • After it starts simmering, add 1 cup of oats.
  • Add a pinch of salt and ½ tsp sugar if you want it sweet or else skip sugar.
  • Cook until it’s done with creamy consistency.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Garnish it with strawberry jam, you can either use store bought or can make it at home.
  • Have it warm for best taste.

How May You Enhance The Taste Of It

You may add sugar, maple syrup or fresh berries and cream to enhance the taste and nutrition of your breakfast porridge.

Do You Know?

The Caesar salad available at McD is more fattening than their Hamburger


The protein in oatmeal porridge may vary from serving, portion size and any additional toppings. However, a typical serving of McDonald’s oatmeal porridge in the UK contains 6 grams of proteins. This protein content basically comes from the oats and milk used in the preparation of oatmeal.

The sugar content in McDonald’s oatmeal porridge may vary from portion size and topping customizations. The McD offers porridge as a customizable breakfast item, allowing customers to choose their preferred toppings such as fruits and brown sugar. However, the base oatmeal without any toppings contains around 1-2 grams per serving.

Yes, McDonald’s Oatmeal porridge typically contains milk as one of its main ingredients. The milk is used in the preparation of oatmeal to add flavor and creaminess.

No, it could not be marked as allergen free because it contains oats and milk which may trigger allergies in some individuals. Therefore, for people with allergies, it is strongly recommended to make informed orders to avoid any unpleasant experience.

You can customize your porridge by adding strawberry jam or you may ask for added jam, extra sugar, or a drizzle of flavored syrup. Also, you may add nuts and fresh fruits of your own choice to make your breakfast staple more flavorful and healthy.

Yes, the oatmeal porridge is one of the healthiest breakfast menu items that is served at McD. As it provides a good source of fiber from oats long with essential minerals and vitamins. Although, the serving size and toppings should be chosen with parental choice.

Conclusive Thoughts On My Breakfast Experience At McDonald’s

As I wrap up my Breakfast experience at McD, I feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction as I can only recall good memories associated with it. The breakfast menu and other menu items available at McDonald’s are full of taste and flavors as well as they ensure that their meals fulfill all the dietary needs and complies with all the nutritional requirements of an adult person. 

Therefore, I devotedly recommend you to try McDonald’s Breakfast porridge with strawberry jam , whenever you feel the need of a healthy yet satisfyingly delicious breakfast. I am sure you would not be disappointed.

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