Apple Spice Porridge

Apple spice porridge is a deliciously simple heart-warming breakfast with a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it’s literally a hug in a bowl. Perfect for cold winters mornings.

Apple spice porridge is a deliciously simple heart-warming breakfast. With a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it's literally a hug in a bowl. Perfect for cold winters mornings.

Today folks, I’d like to introduce you to my new breakfast best friend, apple spice porridge.

This tasty apple and cinnamon porridge is an overnight oats recipe, marinated in the fridge overnight that is then either cooked in the microwave in the morning or on your stove top. This makes it a great recipe, versatile and convenient for those of us on the go but still wanting to eat healthily.

So that’s the reason for it being my new breakfast best friend at the moment. You see I’m a bit of creature of habit when it comes to my breakfast and I generally have porridge every day. Porridge is convenient for me to heat up at my work, in the microwave and it’s especially looked forward to after I’ve been to the gym on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Yet sometimes a guy wants a bit of a change from just plain old porridge and this grated apple porridge has given me a whole new flavour to look forward to, still with minimum effort required. I’m pretty sure you’re just going to love this too!

Apple spice porridge is a deliciously simple heart-warming breakfast. With a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it's literally a hug in a bowl. Perfect for cold winters mornings.

So, by marinating the oats overnight they absorb all those lovely sweet apple juices and the cinnamon aromas too.

There’s nothing for me to do in the morning except to cook this porridge which literally takes minutes. Just 3 minutes in the microwave or 4 to 5 minutes on a stove top.

The sweet apple flavours literally BURST out of this apple spice porridge on cooking and can you imagine that glorious, fragrant smell of the cinnamon as it releases its natural aromas? It’s just delicious, homely, perhaps a reminder of apple crumble cooking? One of my favourite puddings!

Apple spice porridge is a deliciously simple heart-warming breakfast. With a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it's literally a hug in a bowl. Perfect for cold winters mornings.

With Christmas and New Year over and done with and our 2018 goals planned, I thought it time to follow on from the Meal Planning For The 80/20 Food Rule post with the first recipe post for 2018.

What better way to start off with than a really simple, healthy and naturally flavoured breakfast? I hope that those of you new to meal planning, or just looking to start your day in a healthier way will find this quick breakfast easily fits into your meal planning or daily schedule.

If you’re anything like me your stomach may have been a little bit stretched over the Christmas period so eating this slow releasing energy breakfast means you shouldn’t be hungry until at least lunchtime, helping to keep those hunger pangs at bay because of the chocolate we previously ate during the festive period at 10am! 😆

It is of course an ideal time to have such a breakfast with the cold mornings well and truly here too. What has your weather been like? Here we’ve had a wide range of temperatures over the last month ranging from -7.5°C to 11°C!

5 from 2 votes
Apple spice porridge is a deliciously simple heart-warming breakfast. With a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it's literally a hug in a bowl. Perfect for cold winters mornings.
Apple Spice Porridge
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Apple spice porridge is a deliciously simple heart-warming breakfast. With a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it's literally a hug in a bowl. Perfect for cold winters mornings.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 small green apple e.g. Granny Smith, peeled, cored and coarsely grated
  • 30 g porridge oats
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp chai seeds
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a bowl, mix well, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
*To Cook in Microwave: -
  1. Place bowl in Microwave and microwave for 3 minutes, uncovered stopping after each 1-minute interval to stir the porridge.
To Cook on Stove: -
  1. Transfer contents of bowl into a saucepan and gently simmer, stirring constantly for 4–5 minutes until the porridge is cooked to a creamy consistency.
Recipe Notes

Add a little honey to sweeten up if required.

*Microwave cooking times may vary depending on the power of your microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Spice Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g
Cholesterol 4.2mg 1%
Sodium 111.3mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 24.1g
Protein 15.3g 31%
Vitamin A 33%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 46%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Apple spice porridge is a deliciously simple heart-warming breakfast with a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it's literally a hug in a bowl. Perfect for cold winters mornings.

Let me know what you thought of this apple spice porridge in the comments below!

Next week you can look forward to a quick healthy chickpea dinner recipe and a totally delicious Moroccan soup. Hope you can join me then folks and thanks again for spending your time here today.

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Apple spice porridge is a delicious apple, cinnamon and oats heart-warming breakfast with a sweet apple taste and aromas of cinnamon, it's literally a hug in a bowl. Simple to make as an overnight oats recipe it's perfect for cold winters mornings!

Comments

  1. What a fun idea to grate an apple directly into this porridge, Neil! I love that! I’ve become a huge fan of oatmeal (porridge) in the mornings lately, and I suspect it’s because of how darn cold it is here in the States. I don’t think we’ve gone about 20°F (-6°C) for like 2 weeks. Umph. Forget breakfast, I’m thinking a batch of this oatmeal could be a delicious lunch today! Hope you’re staying warm over there, my friend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      To be honest David I was amazed at home much apple flavour had been absorbed by the liquid overnight when creating this recipe. It meant I didn’t have to add any apple juice to it. Glad you’re a huge fan of oatmeal too in the mornings. By the sounds of how cold it is for you there and the weather forecast that I’ve been following in your area you’ll be needing that oatmeal for a good while yet!

  2. A perfect recipe at the perfect time 🙂 . I seriously need to start eating a proper breakfast ( one of my new years resolutions…and this delicious recipe will definitely help me stick to it ) I just usually just grab a piece of toast or just coffee because of the morning chaos. This is great because it can be prepped overnight…love it!!!
    Happy New year Neil, to you and Lady Lynne …looking forward to reading and trying out you yummy recipes for the new year 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I hope this recipe helps with your New Years resolution Ashika.

      I wouldn’t give up your coffee though. Have this AND your coffee. 😉

  3. Satisfying G says:

    How interesting is this recipe. I’ll try it this weekend. I think it’s delicious!

  4. I have been searching for some healthy breakfast recipes for sometime. This sure is one of it. I love to have apple in any form during the morning. And grating some in my oatmeal is like hitting two birds with one shot. Thanks for sharing this.

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