A Salicylate Challenge – Apricot or Peach Breakfast Oats

Summer would have to be the best time to do a salicylate challenge – so many delicious fruits that we have had to steer clear of are back on the menu (even if briefly).  We have four stone fruit trees in our garden – apricots  peaches and nectarines, as well as a mulberry tree that has become prolific in the years since we discovered Oscar’s salicylate intolerance!  Hubby and I usually eat these fruits in secret and give away as much as we can.  This year we have let Oscar try these fruits when he has asked (limited to one a day), which has only been a few times.  He says he likes them, but has only come back for more once (with the peaches).  There’s been no reactions, but that’s not so surprising since his tolerance does seem to be increasing still (possibly in line with his growth – he’s a tall boy!).

When all the apricots came in I decide to try them with my regular summer breakfast – overnight oats – instead of banana.  To my surprise they worked a treat and they would make a great salicylate challenge.  If amines are tolerated then add some fresh grated coconut and almond milk.  I don’t have food tolerances but this is what I love to eat for breakfast in the warm weather, and it so much healthier than any store bought cereals.


Apricot / Peach Overnight Oats

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - High Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Warm
Delicious oats soaked overnight with apricots or peaches.


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1 tablespoon mixed quinoa and amaranth grains (I use Olive Green Organics Andean Grains Mix)
  • 2 or 3 Small apricots or peaches (ripe and soft)


1. Wash, halve and remove the stone from the apricots or peaches. Place them into a small bowl or container and mash roughly with a fork.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Cover and leave overnight in the fridge.
Making Apricot Overnight Oats
4. Serve cold or place in the microwave for 1 minute to warm it to room temperature.


High Salicylates, Low Glutamates, Low Amines, Dairy-free

If amines are tolerated try adding 1 tablespoon of fresh grated coconut or using almond milk instead of rice milk (both contain salicylates and amines).

Cow's milk can be used instead of rice milk.


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