A wholesome breakfast for cosy winter mornings – baked apple porridge with Bramley apples, nuts, dried fruit and oats
Baked apple porridge: vegan option, dairy-free, gluten-free, breakfast
Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 Mins | Total time: 40 mins
My baked apple porridge recipe is inspired by The Little Green Spoon’s banana pecan baked oats recipe. I adapted the recipe from her cook book to use up my glut of cooking apples.
This is a perfect winter breakfast, to enjoy cosily with a cup of tea. I recommend preparing it the night before so that, in the morning, you can just pop it into the oven and go back to bed while it fills your home with the warm smell of cinnamon.
I like to serve this with coconut yogurt. I recently tried it with The Coconut Collaborative vanilla which was delicious – dessert-like but with very little sugar.
The recipe is easily adapted to be vegan by replacing the egg with chia or flax egg or half a mashed banana. It is also gluten free as long and you use gluten free oats. I used Bramley apples but any apples will work.
This recipe makes enough for a family breakfast. To make it suitable for babies, leave out the raisins and either leave out the nuts or chop them very finely. Use maple syrup instead of honey for babies under 12 months.
Baked apple porridge recipe
- 2 apples (peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces)
- 150g oats (gluten free if required)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 25g raisins
- 50g mixed nuts (chopped)
- 375ml your choice of milk (I used oat milk, almond would be nice too)
- 1 egg (or for a vegan version, use chia or flax egg or half a mashed banana)
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- Mix together the milk, egg and honey or maple syrup
- Combine the other ingredients in a large bowl
- Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix well
- Pour this mixture into a baking dish (if making ahead, cover and store in the fridge until the next day)
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown
- Serve warm
For quick breakfast with oats – why not try my Healthy banana oat breakfast cookies.