Essential Porridge Oats Organic. Oats, native to Central Europe are an important cereal of the temperate zones. Porridge oats are rolled pinhead oatmeal, partially cooked in steam. Made from smaller pieces, porridge oats cook more quickly, and make a smoother porridge. Use their creamy taste in porridge, flapjacks and crumble toppings for added texture and nutritional value. 500g.