Breakfast, Quick, Vegetarian

A special porridge

Special Porridge

Special Porridge

A special porridge for your little ones. If you live in Greece or have access to Greek food Trahanas will become your favorite porridge.


When my son started solids I was full of ideas considering his diet. I won’t bore you with the details because little did I know! No surprise ha!? So the only food he would happily eat as an afternoon snack was yogurt. If by any chance you were out? Tough luck! Nothing you would give him would make him eat. Not even chocolate!

So, one afternoon I cooked trahana for all of us to eat since we had all worked up an appetite. And what do you know, he ate it! And then some. So as you can tell, from then on, the only thing he would have in the afternoon is this.


Special Porridge

And yes he used to eat 1.5 adult sized dishes! Each afternoon…

Then he went  on a diet and only ate a child sized portion! Ha ha ha…

Also, every time we expect kids and toddlers in the house I cook an extra plate for each of them. Because they eat it too. In my house that is, not theirs! Bless them.

So, if you want to try it follow the next steps. You can’t really call this a recipe!

Porridge (Trahanas)

A favorite for most kids this porridge is an easy and filling meal. Find it in Greek specialty shops and ask for the "sour" kind.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanna
Special Porridge


  • 20 gr sour trahana pasta
  • 500 ml water
  • 50 gr feta cheese
  • 30 ml olive oil


  • Boil water and add trahana pasta stirring constantly. This will prevent it from forming big lumps.
  • Add Olive oil and reduce heat to medium.
  • Simmer for approximately 10 min. and turn of the stove. Let it rest for another 10 min on the stove with the lid half open.


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