Apricot porridge with jumbo oats

Jumbo oats make a thicker more substantial porridge, but it's ok to use regular rolled oats. This healthy start to the day provides plenty of slowly released carbohydrate to keep your blood glucose level and help protect your heart. The apricots supply sweetness to the porridge as well as iron, beta carotene (the plant form of vitamin A) and additional fibre, and the milk is of course a bone essential because of its calcium content.

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Half a cup (50g) jumbo rolled oats
150 ml semi skimmed milk
150 ml water
4-5 (about 35g) ready to eat apricots, chopped

To serve:
50 ml semi skimmed milk


Calories: 306

No of servings: 1

Preparation time: 1 minute

Cooking time: 7-8 minutes


1. Place all the ingredients in a non stick saucepan and gradually bring to the boil, stirring.
2. Continue to cook for 6-7 minutes until the porridge has thickened.
3. Pour into a serving dish and add more milk to taste.


If you are using a microwave cooker cook the porridge in a large microwaveable bowl (it can easily boil over) on high for 4-5 minutes, stirring once during cooking. Pour into the serving dish and enjoy.


Serving suggestions: instead of apricots try sultanas or chopped figs or fresh fruit such as blueberries

Storage: Not suitable for storage.

Nutritional Info

Energy kcal 306.00
Protein g 13.70
Carbohydrate g 52.50
Of which sugars g 22.80
Fat g 4.60
Of which saturates g 2.60
Fibre g 3.10
Sodium g 0.00
Salt g 0.00
Portions of vegetables 1