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We have milk available on meal plan 1, no milk on meal plan 2, it’s a vegan plan.

If you are following meal plan 1, you could either use the milk here, in your porridge, up to 380ml each time you make it. Or if you’d rather, keep the milk for your tea / coffee. There is a total of 3.4 litres (2 x 6 pints) in the plan

Raisins are used as they are a purple portion, the  hardest one to get. If you don’t have them, use any other dried fruit – sultanas, home dried foraged apples or plums for instance







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Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 7 mins
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Dairy Free
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 17p for 4 servings
Calories: 366kcal
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  • 90 g raisins
  • 40 ml vegetable oil
  • 10 g sugar
  • 110 g oats
  • 105 g oats the instant oat kind
  • pinch salt


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan over a moderate heat with enough water (900ml) to achieve a runny consistency.
  • Stir gently until oats have absorbed all the water, and mix has come together like a thick paste.


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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 380mg11%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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