Nutty Fruit Porridge

Nutty Fruit Porridge

Porridge, a healthy breakfast

Porridge, a healthy breakfast

Quick info

  • Recipe difficulty - easy
  • Preparation time - 15 mins
  • Cooking time - 15 mins
  • Serves - 2
  • Dietary - Vegetarian
  • Allergens - Milk oats

Enjoy

Porridge is one of the best starts to the day. A very healthy breakfast, especially using fruit for natural sweetness.

Together, the oats and fruit provide fibre and slow release energy throughout the morning.

Nutty fruit porridge ingredients

  • 300g rolled oats
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 3 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp sliced or flaked almonds
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 700ml water
  • 650ml skimmed milk, or to taste

Utensils

  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen scales
  • Knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Measuring jug

To make nutty fruit porridge

Step 1

Place the water and cinnamon into a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil then add the oats. Reduce the heat to simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Remove from the heat and leave to stand, covered, until thickened to your taste.

Step 3

Divide the porridge into two bowls then top with apple pieces, dates, almonds and a sprinkling of brown sugar.

Step 4

Add skimmed milk, to taste, to each bowl and serve.

Step 5

To save time in the morning, the oats can be placed in a bowl with the water and cinnamon and cooked in the microwave for 1 min 30 seconds. Stir well, then cook for another 1 min 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave, stir in the fruit and almonds and add milk to taste.

2 portions

Average per portion

Energy 1284kj 307kcal 15.35%

Fat 6.8g 10%

Saturates 1.0g 5%

Sugars 36.0g 40%

Salt 2.6g 43%

Food Value

Vitamins

Good Fats & Fatty Acids

Fibre

Protein

Minerals

Sources of fibre

A great source of protein and carbohydrate, oats keep us fueled after our night time fast and feeling fuller for longer. The oats, fruit and almonds in this recipe also provide a great source of dietary fibre, helping to release the energy slowly throughout the morning and keep our guts healthy.

Heart healthy oats

Oats contain a soluble dietary fibre called beta glucan, which in many studies has been shown to help reduce LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, reducing the risk of developing heart disease.

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