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.