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Raisin & cinnamon porridgeBreakfast - It seems like such a simple meal to cater for doesn’t it!

I used to think so too!

You pull the cereal packet out of the cupboard, sprinkle a load in a bowl, pour over the milk, and off you go.

So simple!

Since Callum has come along, it’s had to be totally overhauled in our house.

Just imagine, dairy, nut, wheat, egg, strawberries etc, all out! That’s quite a surprising amount of mainstream cereals straight out the window.

Bye bye convenience, hello headache!

Even the humble toast becomes a problem, as there is virtually no safe bread out there for Callum, unless I have baked it myself – and I’ll confess, I don’t always have time to!

Thankfully, there are some ‘free-from’ cereals out there that can cater for Callum, but he’s not overly keen on them, or, they are packed so full of sugar I might as well hand over a bag of sweets for his breakfast! Not the best idea for a child with seriously restricted diet and requiring as many vitamins and nutrients as possible in every meal to cater for this.

I’ve found some safe, certified gluten-free porridge oats, which I make into various different porridge options.

So, here’s one of Callum’s all-time favourites for you all to try! Let us know what you think! J

You will need:

  • ½ cup porridge oats
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (such as Koko, Oatly, Soya etc)
  • Handful of raisins/ sultanas
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Drizzle of honey


Add the porridge oats and milk to a microwaveable bowl, and stir well.

Heat in the microwave in 1 minute stints, stirring after each time, until desired consistency is achieved.

Leave to cool slightly before sprinkling over the raisins/ sultanas, pinch of cinnamon and then drizzle over the honey.



0 # Guest 2015-05-06 18:36
Cmpa baby and soya allergy with gord stressful shopping as what he doesn't react to he is sick with any help advice please but this breakfast sounds yummy but not for under 12 months with honey ,
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0 # The Intolerant Gourmand 2015-05-13 14:35
Wow, that sounds like you are going through a pretty tough time of it. It can be so hard when it's not just allergies that you're dealing with, right? It might help if you stick with really gentle foods on his gut for now, and keep acidic based foods out of the diet to give him a chance to recover. You're right, honey isn't advised in under one's, so maybe a dash of maple syrup instead, or stir in some date puree or pureed raisins for a hint of sweetness x
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0 # Guest 2015-05-06 23:08
That sounds delicious - will try it for Gabriel (think I'll try it for me too!) Meanwhile, can Callum have the Ener-G white rice bread? (Look at this link, right at the bottom: We get it on prescription from the GP as bread for him is virtually impossible. It needs to be toasted, but Gabe loves it for breakfast with sunflower spread.
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0 # The Intolerant Gourmand 2015-05-13 14:36
I've not tried Callum on rice bread yet, I shall go and investigate! Thank you!! x
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0 # Guest 2015-05-18 21:05
[…] and love to create safe ‘freefrom’ alternatives! I recently posted Callum’s favourite porridge recipe. It tastes great, but you can’t eat that every day, and need a good […]
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