Following on from my previous post that breaks down the cost of porridge, I noticed a flaw in the figures! Shame on me! The actual cost of each serving made here in Frugaldom should be ONLY 9p!
If, like me, you are paying £1 per kilo for porridge oats and cooking them in the microwave, then the following should be true:
1 scoop (50g) porridge oats - 5p
Pinch of salt - included in cost of sugar, as the number is too small
2.5 scoops tap water
6 minutes in a 700w microwave on full power - 1p (based o 14p per kWh)
Sprinkle of sugar (89p per kilo) - less than a penny, let's call it 1p to include the salt
Milk (49p per litre) - 2p
Total for one serving of porridge is approximately 9p
The reduced price reflects the difference between buying expensive, well known brands of porridge oats and the more cost effective stores' own bags of oats. I always use the bags, as they are so much cheaper than the boxes.