Apple and cinnamon porridge recipe

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This apple and cinnamon porridge makes the perfect start to the day. It's easy and delicious and will keep you full right through until lunchtime.

Apple and cinnamon porridge
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories294 Kcal15%
Sugar19.2 g21%
Fat6.1 g9%
Saturated Fat1.8 g9%
Salt0.11 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein9.4 g19%
Carbohydrates54.8 g21%
Salt0.11 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This apple and cinnamon porridge is a brilliant healthy breakfast and it tastes great as well.

If you've already made stewed apples, this is a fantastic way to use up any leftovers, or you could make a batch and keep it in the fridge for a week of breakfasts. Porridge is a great choice first thing in the morning. It's a slow-release carb so it helps to keep you full all morning, without giving you the spike and slump in energy that you can get from sugary breakfast cereals. It's healthy as well - it helps lower cholesterol and is a good boost to your immune system. The creaminess of the oats in this recipe is the ideal complement to the sharp sweetness of the apples.


  • 100g porridge oats
  • 200ml milk
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½tsp of cinnamon




  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk until it begins to bubble. Add the oats and allow cook for 5 mins or until the milk has been absorbed.
  2. In a separate pan, add the honey and apple on a low heat and allow to soften and caramelise for a few minutes.
  3. Spoon the porridge into two bowls and top with the apples. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top and serve.

Tips for making apple and cinnamon porridge

Avoid overcooking your porridge as this can make it dry and clumpy. But if you do, all is not lost. Simply add some milk or water to bring some of the moisture back into your porridge again. 

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