::Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

August 28, 2007 at 9:04 am 3 comments

Eating porridge in the morning is one of the most perfect ways to set your body up for the rest of the day. It is high in complex carbohydrates and provides the body with slow releasing energy. In the last few years porridge has slowly become one of the hottest super foods, and understandably so, the oats have so many health benefits that they are often linked to long and healthy lifestyles.

Here are just a few benefits of porridge, it can help dieting, prevents childhood obesity, helps concentration, heals the skin, improves sex life, and can even beat depression!

I’m going to write a bit about my thoughts on milk and the whole dairy industry issue, but for now let me just recommend that you make your porridge with water and if you can’t avoid milk, at least try goats, or soya.

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

  1. 1 Cup of porridge oats
  2. 2 and a half cups of water
  3. 1 Large apple grated
  4. A good sprinkling of Cinnamon powder
  5. A quick drizzle of honey

I know some of you may be thinking this is hardly rocket science, but porridge can get a bit boring to eat so, I always try and experiment a little to make it that bit more interesting. You can do this in the microwave or on a stove.

Microwave: Combine the oats and water and place in microwave for about 4 minutes or until you get the desired consistency. Then add the grated apple, sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle the honey and serve straight away.

Pot: Combine the water and the oats int he pot and place over heat, stir continuously usually takes about ten mins to get the right consistency, Then add the grated apple, sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle the honey and serve straight away.

A pretty simple and easy breakie with an interesting texture from the apple.


Entry filed under: apple, cinnamon, porridge, recipe.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  September 30, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Hi,I wanted to know if this would work if the cinnamon, apple, and brown sugar (instead of honey), or any of the 3, were added b4 and cooked with the porridge … Thanks!

  • 2. The Mood Food Blog  |  September 30, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    I have tried making porridge with the cinnamon and honey mixed during the cooking process and it works just fine- the brown sugar would be fine, I just use the honey because it’s a little more healthy. I would however hold off on adding the apple during cooking as it might turn a bit mushy but that might be your thing! My advice would be to experiment! It’s all about making food to your own taste! 🙂 Hope that helped!

  • 3. Anonymous  |  October 1, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Cool, thanks!I’m relatively new to cooking and I cant wait to try this out 🙂


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