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Winter Apple-Cinnamon Porridge

This is the perfect weekend breakfast for a cold winter morning. It's lovely and warming for digestion and full of fibre to feed your gut bacteria.


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Serve - 1 bowl

Prep time - 5 min

Cook time - 25 min




Ingredients


  • 1 apple peeled, cored and evenly sliced or diced

  • A sprinkle of ground cinnamon

  • A squeeze of half a lemon

  • 1/2 cup of whole old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup of filtered water

  • 01/2 cup of milk (I like pistachio, oat, almond, bonsoy)

  • 1/2 a pinch of coloured salt

  • 2 whole Medjool dates (remove pip and finely chop)

  • Small handful of pecans or walnuts

  • Optional tsp of natural sweetener: honey or coconut syrup


Method


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.

  2. Mix the apples with lemon juice, natural sweetener and cinnamon.

  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and pop the apple mix on top.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes then fold baking paper over and tuck in to trap moisture and cook for another 10-15 minutes more until soft. Set aside.

  5. Pop the oats into a small saucepan with the oats, salt and water. Stir over medium to high heat until the mixture starts to bubble and absorb the water.

  6. Add in the milk and continue stirring until creamy. Turn down the heat if it continues to bubble.

  7. Once it reaches your preferred consistency turn off the heat and add in the chopped medjool dates. They'll soften and sweeten the oats. Add more milk if desired.

  8. Pop the oats in a bowl and top with the apples. Top with a small handful of walnuts or pecans.


Alternative Option

If you can't be bothered using the oven to cook your apples you can make stewed apples on the stove. When making stewed apples I swap brown sugar for maple syrup or monk fruit sweetener. You can even freeze them into portions and then have the option to whip up this warming breakfast every morning within minutes.


Enjoy xx

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