Oatmeal soup No 99

Here is a soup recipe that literally costs pennies to make and quite frankly is surprisingly delicious. It was easy to veganize too. I simply substituted the margarine for a non-dairy margarine (Earth Balance or Becel Vegan) and the milk for a non-dairy milk (Almond, Flax, Hemp)

This recipe makes 4 small bowls or two very large bowls, but guess what, I ate it all but instead of serving it with a hunk of bread I garnished it with some homemade croutons made from stale wholemeal/wholewheat bread..

The actual cost is less than a $1 or about 65p for 4 bowls..

Oatmeal Soup

  • 1 pint  (570 ml) water or vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons porridge oats/oatmeal
  • 2 medium finely chopped onions
  • 3 medium grated carrots
  • 1/2 pint (285 ml) of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of margarine
  • salt and pepper
  • herbs


  1. Place margarine in large saucepan and heat up
  2. Add finely chopped onions and fry for 5 minutes on medium/high until translucent
  3. Pour in vegetable stock or plain water
  4. Sprinkle in the porridge oats and mix
  5. Add in salt and pepper and herbs
  6. Bring to boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring frequently
  7. Add in grated carrots and milk and carry on simmering for another 15 minutes uncovered and stir frequently and add more seasoning as required