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!
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!
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!
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.
- 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
- Put all of the ingredients into a bowl, mix well, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- Place bowl in Microwave and microwave for 3 minutes, uncovered stopping after each 1-minute interval to stir the porridge.
- 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.
Add a little honey to sweeten up if required.
*Microwave cooking times may vary depending on the power of your microwave.
Let me know what you thought of this apple spice porridge in the comments below!
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