Long time followers of Veggie num num would be well aware of my love affair with porridge. I have, over time, shared a number of porridge recipes. Still I see that as absolutely no reason not to share another.
Porridge really is a wonderful way to start the day. Reputed to be both cancer and heart disease fighting, oats are also loaded with lots of necessary vitamins and they give us a great boost of slow release energy, perfect for a morning meal.
This little healthy breakfast recipe is something I have been making for the past week and decided it was really just too tasty not to share. Apple finely grated to a pulp is cooked in the oats to lend a natural sweetness without the need of added sugars.
For this vegan apple blueberry porridge I used rice milk that has a natural sweetness also but try using whatever milk you prefer. The Blueberries are a little indulgent and add that beautiful tangy sweetness. At this time of the year it means frozen blueberries for us but they are still pretty good!!
A healthy and quick to prepare breakfast that will keep you feeling warm and full of goodness right through till lunch time. A great recipe for kids and adults alike, add a little maple syrup for added sweetness if you desire.
Apple Blueberry Porridge w/ Chia Seeds & Maple Syrup
Preparation time: 15mins // Serves 1-2
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup non-dairy or dairy milk (I use rice milk)
- ½ cup water
- tinny pinch of salt
- 1 tbs white chia seeds
- 1 large apple, finely grated to a pulp (I used a zester)
- a handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- maple syrup to serve
Add the oats, milk, water, chia seeds and salt to a small pot with ¾ of the apple pulp.
Bring to a simmer and allow to gently bubble for 1 minute while constantly stirring. Add the handful of blueberries towards the end and stir through.
Transfer the cooked oats to a warm bowl, spoon on top the remaining apple pulp, dot a few extra blueberries around and drizzle with maple syrup or a sprinkle of brown sugar if you desire.
Enjoy as the perfect healthy wintertime breakfast, yum!!