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Oat & chia porridge with prunes

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus overnight soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Make this porridge the night before so you don't miss breakfast. It offers a good dose of omega-3 and can help lower cholesterol as part of a healthy diet

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
low infat10g


  • 6 prunes
  • few pinches ground cinnamon
  • 50g traditional oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 300ml bio yogurt
  • milk , for diluting (optional)
  • 2 small pears , cored and thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (optional)


  • STEP 1

    The night before, put the prunes in a small pan with the cinnamon. Cover scantily with water and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Tip into a bowl and set aside to soak overnight.

  • STEP 2

    Put a kettle full of water on to boil. Tip the oats and chia seeds into a bowl, pour over 300ml boiling water then stir well. Cover and leave to soak overnight too.

  • STEP 3

    The next morning, stir the vanilla and half the yogurt into the oat mixture then dilute to the consistency you like best with a little milk or water if necessary. Spoon into bowls and top with the remaining yogurt, the prunes, pears and seeds, if using, then dust with a little more cinnamon, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2017

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