Apple pie porridge with maple syrup


Creamy apple porridge scented with cinnamon and vanilla, served with golden maple fried apple

10 mins

6 mins

384 kcals

serves 1



Porridge really comes into its own in Autumn, it’s warming, filling, cheap and doesn’t have to be boring!

I created this recipe when I was working with a maple syrup brand, and it’s become a real favourite- it’s a great way to sneak a little bit of fruit into the kids breakfast, the flavours are great for children and adults alike, and it’s also a great breakfast to make for house-guests that isn’t too labour intensive but looks and tastes delicious!

I have specified jumbo porridge oats as I have recently realised that I much prefer porridge is it is made with them- I use the cheap value oats for baked oats, cookies etc, but the jumbo ones give such a good texture to porridge it’s worth getting some!

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Apple pie porridge with maple syrup

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


A delicious, autumnal themed porridge

Syns: 2.5 per portion

Healthy extra: B (oats)

A (milk- 1/2 a HEA)


  • 40 g jumbo porridge oats
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • small pinch salt
  • 150 ml water
  • 100 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 apple (peeled, cored and halved. 1 half grated, 1 half diced)
  • 1 tsp maple syruo
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 tsp maple syrup to drizzle on top


  1. Prepare the apple by peeling, grating 1 half and dicing the other half into little cubes
  2. In a small saucepan, gently heat together the oats, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, water, milk and grated apple. Simmer gently, stirring regularly for about 5 minutes until the porridge has a thick, creamy consistency
  3. In the meantime, heat some low calorie cooking spray in a small frying pan and pop in the diced apple. Stir fry it on a medium heat for 1 minute, then add in 1 tsp maple syrup and a tiny pinch cinnamon. Stir fry this gently until it is golden brown.
  4. Serve up the porridge topped with the fried apple and drizzled with maple syrup.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes

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