A huge favourite with my two youngest and a great way of using up ripe pears, this porridge is a delicious healthy breakfast that will help see little (and big) people right through to lunch. No refined sugars, and can be both gluten and dairy free if you use gluten-free oats and either almond or coconut milk. If you’re making it for a little baby, simply whizz it in a blender once cooked for a lovely smooth consistency.
Makes 2-3 small or one large bowl
1 ripe pear
Handful of dried apricots
300ml milk of your choice
Peel the pear and chop into small chunks
Finely chop the apricots
Put all the ingredients into a pan and bring to a gently warm.
Allow to simmer for five to ten minutes, then divide between bowls and serve – with a few slices of fresh ripe pear or chopped dried apricots and nuts on the top.