Good start porridge

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  • 150ml milk (whole milk for under 2s or can be semi skimmed for over 2's)

  • 25g porridge oats

  • 2 apricots (unsulphered)

  • .5 pear peeled and cored or half a small banana or 1 handful blueberries


  1. Put milk, oats and apricots in a pan.
  2. If using a slightly under ripe pear, also add to the milk at this stage.
  3. Bring the mixture to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring regularly and adding a bit more milk if too thick.
  4. Take off the heat and add raw fruit if using.
  5. Blend with a hand held blender until there are no large lumps.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Breakfast Meal

  • Egg Free

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  • RedLentil 07/02/14 18:23

    This recipe is tagged as gluten-free, but it's only gluten-free if you buy GF oats as all other oats are cross-contaminated.

  • 19/01/08 15:00

    This has been my daughter's favourite breakfast since she was 1 - she has eaten it nearly every day since and now's she is 2.5! Even though she is a fussy eater most of the time, this is an easy way to get fruit into her early in the day. I find the apricots make it sweet enough that there is no need to add sugar. Although it seems a hassle to make porridge from scratch every morning, once you get used to it its very fast, and you can always make up a batch and refigerate for a couple of days. Only add banana when ready to serve (ie if reheating add freshly mashed banana)