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.