The nutritional benefits of oats are outstanding. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B and E, iron and magnesium. Magnesium and vitamin B are both particularly important for strong nerves - perhaps why those Scots explorers who ate porridge daily were so intrepid?


  • Gluten free oats - Nairns have the best

  • Milk or non-dairy milk alternative

  • Teaspoon of cacao nibs and chia seeds
  • Two apricots, chopped
  • Half a banana, slices
  • Two pecans chopped
  • Teaspoon of coconut oil - optional 


  1. Make your base porridge (I like half milk or milk alternative with half water) with a teaspoon of coconut oil added during cooking to make more creamy and add flavour.
  2. Layer with cacao nibs, chopped apricots, chia seeds, sliced banana and chopped pecans.