Heat a small skillet over medium heat and toast the oats till they are fragrant.
Transfer the oats to a small saucepan, and on medium heat, add the water, milk (and salt if using) and stir.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring continuously. After approximately 5 minutes, or once the porridge looks creamy and has the desired consistency, turn off the heat and cover, allowing to steam for another 5 minutes. Garnish as you wish.
If adding fruit, allow the porridge to cool slightly first.Porridge will thicken slightly as it cooks, so you may need to add a little milk to your desired consistency.
Amount Per Serving
* Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.