Why am I obsessed with McDonald’s porridge

I still remember the first time I ate Porridge with Sugar at Mcdonald’s. It was a cold and chilly morning and I wanted to have something that gives me warmth so that I can start my day on a right note, and that’s exactly what McDonald’s porridge with sugar had given me.  

From then till now, it’s been almost a decade that whenever I am in need of ready to eat, a breakfast full of warm nutritional content McDonald’s Porridge with sugar is my go-to option.


It is a porridge made with organic British semi-skimmed milk and whole grain jumbo oats served with sugar. A healthy and nutritious breakfast that complies with all the dietary needs of an average adult person. 

You may also check their exclusive wraps and meals if you want to have healthy munching option.

Cost of porridges available at Mcdonald’s

  • Porridge with sugar is available at the cost of £ 1.99
  • Porridge with Lyle’s golden syrup costs £ 1.99
  • Porridge with jam costs £ 1.99

Porridge with berry and granola yogurt costs £ 2.49

It is recommended to note that mcdonald’s porridge is available during McD’s breakfast hours only. The timings of breakfast hours are 5.00 AM till 11.00 AM. 

The Mcdonald’s signature porridge is not available at outlets in Northern Ireland  

Ingredients contributing in popularity of the porridge

Porridge with sugar is a simple yet satisfying breakfast menu item by Mcdonald’s. It is made from a blend of whole grain oats with water and British semi-skimmed milk, cooked on simmering flame till perfectly done. The highlight is that it is served piping hot and fresh so that it could deliver the satisfactory warmth efficiently. The addition of sugar on top gives it a hint of sweetness making it delectable and full of nutritious morning meals.

The reason I prefer it other than taste is that It is served in a convenient to-go and handy container so that you can grab it and rush towards your office or college, wherever your morning is booked.

Calculate calories in McDonald’s Porridge with Sugar?

I have always wondered about how many calories are in McDonald’s oatmeal?

To find the answer, I had researched on many websites and then someone told me that all the nutritional information about their menu items is available on McDonald’s official website. From there, I had collected the following information.

Nutritional informationPer portion
Energy (KJ)704
Energy (KCAL)166
Fat (g)3.0
Of which saturated (g)1.3
Carbohydrates (g)26
Of which sugar (g)9.4
Fibre (g)1.9
Protein (g)7.8
Salt (g)0.17

Customization options for oatmeal mcdonald’s

It is usually served with a small pack of sugar, but you can ask for other options of toppings available at their counter while ordering. There are a variety of toppings available., which include:

  • Lyle’s golden syrup.
  • Jam.
  • Berry and granola yogurt.

You may also buy this porridge along with McDonald’s Breakfast wraps served with ketchup to make your mornings more cherishable and energizing.

What makes porridge a healthy breakfast choice

Breakfast plays a very important role in providing nutritional and dietary requirements needed by an average adult. The reasons that porridges are considered healthy and in compliance with all the dietary needs are:

  • Whole grain goodness: porridges are rich and a good source of vitamins, proteins and minerals.
  • Sustained energy: carbohydrates in oats, releases slow energy, keeping you fuller for longer.
  • Supports healthy gut bacteria: oats contain good bacteria thus promoting a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Supports healthy blood sugar levels: the slow release of carbohydrates helps in regulating blood sugar levels, hence making it an excellent choice for people with dietary restrictions.

Do You Know?

Despite being its simple ingredients, porridges are considered as a steady source of energy hence keeping you energetic for a longer time period.

Recipe Of Oatmeal Porridge To Make It At Home

 Being a keen admirer of healthy diet, I fondly tried to recreate the Porridge with Sugar by Mcdonald’s at home and to my surprise it wasn’t that hard. You can also give it a try.

Ingredients required:

  • 100% whole grain oats.
  • Whole milk, or you can use skimmed or semi-skimmed milk.
  • White sugar 
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter 


  • Boil milk on low flame.
  • Add one tsp of brown sugar and 1 TbSp of white sugar.
  • Now, add ½ tsp of butter.
  • Add ½ cup of whole grain oats.
  • Cook on medium flame, keep stirring in between.
  • It would be ready in 4-5 minutes, with a thick consistency.
  • Transfer it into a bowl. 
  • Top it with nuts, berries,raisins or any syrup of your choice. 
  • You can also have it without any added toppings.


  1. I would highly suggest that you have it warm and fresh to get the best taste of it.
  2. Use whole milk to get the best taste.
  3. If you are lactose intolerant then you may skip the milk part and use water instead of milk.
  4. You may skip sugar if you have dietary restrictions instead Top it with fresh fruits, raisins and nuts to make it healthier and naturally sweet.
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Customer Reviews

A financial analyst, Ms. Sonia claimed that being a health freak he very conveniently eats porridge at McDonald’s as it complies with all his dietary requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

A.1 Porridge with Sugar is typically available in breakfast hours only but the availability and prices may vary from regions and locations. Therefore, it is recommended to check from your local McDonald’s restaurant for specific hours and availability.

A.2 The amount of sugar may vary depending upon the portion size and toppings. However the sugar amount in oatmeal porridge with fruit and maple syrup contains 32 grams of sugar. This includes both sugars, natural sugar present in fruits and artificial flavoring present in maple flavored syrup.

A.3 The McDonald’s porridge is not certified as gluten-free, as it is processed in facilities that also handle gluten containing ingredients. Therefore, people with dietary restrictions and are prone to allergic reactions are advised to make informed orders to avoid any health hazards.

A.4 Yes, people who love to eat vegan food can very conveniently eat oatmeal porridge as there are no meat or animal by-products used in it.

A.5 Yes, you can conveniently use store bought whole grain oatmeal porridges while replicating the recipe at home.


McDonald’s porridge holds a very special place in my heart. It is a part of my childhood memories. Because of its simple taste yet the warmth it provides, I still love to have it.

Mcdonald’s breakfast porridge has garnered the attention of millions of customers who are health conscious and do not want to compromise it.  

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