Porridge with Apple and Linseeds

    15 minutes

    What better way to start your day than with a comforting bowl of steaming porridge? This simple breakfast packs not one or two, but seven healthy foods to keep you full till lunchtime. Look for the oats called traditional rolled oats, not quick or instant, as traditional oats are low GI.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cups low-fat milk or vanilla low-fat soy milk
    • 3/4 cup traditional rolled oats
    • 1 small apple, peeled, cored and chopped
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or sultanas
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (cassia)
    • 2 tablespoons whole linseeds, ground
    • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, warmed, or 2 tablespoons brown sugar

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Combine milk, rolled oats, apple, dried cranberries (or sultanas) and cinnamon in a medium, heavy-based saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring almost constantly.
    2. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until creamy and thickened, about 10 minutes.
    3. Stir in linseeds. Spoon cereal into individual bowls and top each serving with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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