A quick and simple breakfast, jazzed up with dried and fresh fruits.


Makes: 1 toddler portion
Difficulty: easy


  • 2 tbsp of porridge oats
  • 1 tsp of dried mixed fruit (choose your own including dried sultanas, raisins or berries)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 ounces milk


Pop it in a bowl

If you have a microwave oven, put 2 tablespoons of porridge oats into a microwave safe bowl. Add the milk and give it a quick stir.

Heat it up

When you’re done, pop it in a microwave (650W) and cook for approximately 3 minutes. If you don’t have a microwave, you can also place the mix into a saucepan and cook on a moderate heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Get serving

Once you’ve made your porridge, get creative with some toppings! Sprinkle with raisins or other dried fruit, and fresh bananas. Add a little cold whole milk or yogurt for extra creaminess.

Neat cheats

Soaking the oats in milk and popping in the fridge overnight makes the porridge a lot quicker to cook.

Make it together!

Get your child to sprinkle their own fruit on top. An example toddler portion for this would be 2 – 5 tbsp of porridge (made up with milk) and 1/2 – 1 tbsp of mixed fruit.

Messy fun! Sheena x