Spiced Apple and Almond Porridge

In this recipe I’m going to show you how you can quickly spice up your porridge by adding apple, cinnamon and almonds. It’s almost like gigantic warm apple pie, served with a dollop of satisfaction because its actually good for you!
The chopped apples really bulk out the porridge, so you get a nice big portion, with the apple flavour infused all the way through. This recipe also contains almonds, so it’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
The porridge is really simple to do and makes the kitchen smell AMAZING!  The spices are so warming and comforting- perfect for those dark mornings on the lead up to winter. It’s definitely worth waking up for. It’s also nice eaten cold in the summer months or if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere hot- just skip out step 4.
spiced apple and almond porridge

Serves 1
2 of your 5-a-day

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup rolled or sprouted oats
  • 1 heaped tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp milled flax seeds
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 1 handful almonds (about 12-15) roughly chopped
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used rice milk)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method

  1. Mix the oats, flaxseeds, raisins, agave syrup, almonds and milk and store in a sealable container overnight. This isn’t essential but makes it easier for you to absorb the nutrients and also, it makes the raisins nice and juicy.
  2. In the morning chop your apple, place in a separate bowl with the cinnamon and 1 tbsp water. Microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Add the oat mixture to the softened apples and stir. In summer I like to have cold oats so I skip straight to step 5!
  4.  Microwave for 2 minutes- keeping an eye on it to check it’s not boiling over!
  5. Add any extra toppings- maybe more nuts or yogurt for extra protein.

Did you know….

You should eat your apple peel. A large proportion of the nutrients (like vitamin A and C) and fiber are stored in the skin. This means you’ll be missing out on the benefits if you bin it. Just remember to wash it first.

Who else loves porridge?

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