This apple pie inspired porridge is healthy and warming. The perfect healthy breakfast to have when you have a bit more time in the morning. The mix of almond milk and water provides a creamy base with the porridge, which works as the best foundation to the apple & walnut toppings. The honey, cornstarch and water combo is a healthy cheat to achieve a caramel-esque sauce. Paired with the caramelised apple chunks for an extra boost of sweetness. I wanted to add a contrast to all the saucy sweetness and creaminess of the apple porridge, which the crispy, roasted, honey-glazed walnuts offer.
An amazing complex carb to start your day with, providing you with energy all through the morning. They’re also a great complex carb for celiacs as they’re gluten-free.
I think pink lady apples work best with this apple porridge. Their sweetness gives off the most apple-pie like flavour.
The cornflour, water & honey mix reduces to form a caramel like sauce which is lower in calories and much healthier.
I think the nuttyness of the almond milk pairs nicely with the walnut toppings. Feel free to pair with another plant-based or regular cows milk. Walnuts Crunchy, sweet roasted walnuts. A great textural contrast that’s packed full of nutrients. Honey The cupboard essential that adds sweetness to any sweet or savoury dish. You can substitute with maple syrup for this apple pie porridge if you’re vegan.
Can you swap apple for something else?
It wouldn’t be apple pie porridge without the apple but you could definitely swap the apples for pears if you’re not into apple.
How would you serve this in summer?
You could switch this in summer by making it as overnight oats. Add the milk & water to the oats and leave in the fridge overnight to soak. In the morning serve with fresh chopped apple, honey and cinnamon. Delish!
I prefer baked oats, do you have any baked oat recipes?
Yes, I do! Try these Chocolate chip baked oats *https://beatthebudget.com/recipes/chocolate-chip-baked-oats/*