I've been having real fun with the Flahavan's #PerfectPorridge campaign, I've searched the internet and asked family and friends about their favourite toppings for a breakfast porridge. The surprising thing is most people just throw some dried fruit on top or a blob of jam; yet you can do so much with oats! Just by looking in your kitchen cupboards there will be a whole host of ingredients you could be using!
This weeks #PerfectPorridge inspiration came to me by chance when I was tidying up the kitchen - sounds a bit housewifey but it's try! While tidying up I found myself at the fruit bowl noticing some apples were looking a little past their best. Then it hit me - apples with porridge. And what better apple recipe then a apple pie inspired one! I don't know about your household but we love apple pie and apple crumble.
We are starting off the same as last weeks #PerfectPorridge. For a single serving you need to mix 1/2 cup Flahavan's Organic Jumbo Oats with 1 cup Almond milk (you can use which ever milk you have at home). Put these into a pan and bring to the boil. Once boiling lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Now for the fun bit. Skin and core one medium apple, Dice and put into a small pan on a medium heat with a touch of water, 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon or All Spice. Add a little sugar to counteract any bitterness from the apple. Cook the apple in the water and sugar mixture for approximately 5 minutes.You are looking for the apples to soften but not fall apart. When you are happy with the consistency of your diced apple, remove from the heat.
Combine the apple and Flahavan's Irish Oats and serve in. You could garnish with some slices of apple if you want but I like mine just as it is!
Now answer me this, who could resist the delicious smell of cooked apples and porridge oats for breakfast!!