Spiced Apple Porridge

You can never have enough warming winter porridge recipes. This spiced apple recipe, gives off that amazing Christmas feeling. Packed with flavour and spices, this number is perfect for a cold winter’s day. I like to serve it with a spiced apple compote and if I could give you all a tip for the week, it would be to make up a couple of fruit compotes on a Sunday night and keep them in the fridge. They make for a great sweetener in sugar-free baking and are perfect for dolloping on your porridge – hopefully it can take the place of that naughty brown sugar! Try pear, plum, apple or even mango.This really is such a quick and easy healthy option for breakfast.

Prep Time 5 Mins // Cook Time: 15 Mins
Ingredients: Serves 2

For the Porridge:
90g (3oz / 1 cup) of porridge oats (gluten-free if you are intolerant)
¼t teaspoon of allspice
¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
250ml of oat milk (almond milk or rice milk would work too)
For the Compote
1 apple (I like to use Granny Smith for lots of sweetness)
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
150ml (5fl oz) of water


Start by making the compote. Peel the apple, remove the seeds and cut it into bite sized cubes. Place in a pan with the cinnamon and water and simmer over a gentle heat for around 15 minutes or until the apples start to soften and break down.
Meanwhile, prepare the porridge by combining all of the ingredients in a pan. Heat over a gentle hob, stirring all the time until the mixture thickens and it just starts to bubble. Transfer to a bowl and serve with a little more milk over the top and a generous dollop of the compote.

*Perfect runners breakfast from Rossanagh @ [www.clovefoodco.com](http://www.clovefoodco.com). Rosannagh, the brains behind yummy recipe blog  CLOVE food co, is a London based private chef, food stylist and cookery teacher. Her recipe blog CLOVE food co is all about sharing bright, fresh recipes that are going to do your body the whole world of good.*