• 10 (80g) Dried Apricots
  • 2 (200g) Apples
  • 2 Level Teaspoons (8g) Sugar (Optional)
  • 1 Pint (600ml) Water
  • 7 Tablespoons (100g) Scottish Porridge Oats

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Chop the apricots. Wash, peel, core and chop the apples.
  2. Mix the apricots and apples with the sugar if desired.
  3. Pour the water into a saucepan and sprinkle on the oats. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously for 1 minute.
  4. Add the fruit mixture to the pan and simmer, stirring for about 3 minutes or until the porridge is thick.
  5. Serve hot.

Time Saver Tips

Don't peel the apple. Porridge can be easily cooked in the microwave - take care to stir frequently.

Cost Saver Tips

This recipe can be made with any fresh, seasonal, frozen or dried fruit, so choose whatever is on offer.

Tips for Kids

Use their favourite fruit. They may prefer it made with milk instead of water.

Nutritional Information

Based on a single serving of 258g (% of an adult's reference intake)


259 kcals ( 13 %)

1,099 kJ ( 13 %)


0.6 g ( 3 %)


51.9 g ( %)


16.8 g ( 19 %)


0.0 g ( 0 %)

Detailed nutritional information

Per 100g Per 258g serving
Energy Kcals 100 259
Energy Kj 426 1,099
Protein 2.6 g 6.6 g
Total Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g 0.6 g
Carbohydrates 20.1 g 51.9 g
Total Sugars 6.5 g 16.8 g
NSP Fibre 3.1 g 8 g
Sodium 5.1 mg 13.3 mg
Salt 0.0 g 0.0 g

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