This is so easy to make that I almost thought it wasn’t worth posting but I wanted it up here as lots of traditionally recipes including adding huge amounts of sugar or juices for flavour.

Strawberries are a sweet fruit so it is just a case of heating them and mashing down to provide the perfect accompaniment for breakfast.  I never use sugar, instead I find the fructose in fruit as a natural sweetner. 

I am so glad strawberries are back in season now and I always opt for organic as they are part of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ that means they do have a high pesticide content. They are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and fibre so great for our health. 

As you can see I used this on my pancakes but could be added to porridge if you fancied a change. 


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½ punnet strawberries

25ml water



1.     Heat the strawberries with water on a medium heat until the strawberries start to soften, usually 5-10 minutes.

2.     Mash with a fork, they may need further heating but should form a puree type mixture with some whole bits for nice consistency.