Apple & linseed porridge

Apple & linseed porridge

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 6 mins

Skill level



Serves 4 easily halved

Start the day the right way with a nutrient-packed oaty breakfast - full of stomach-friendly fibre, great for digestion

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
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  • 100g porridge oats
  • 2 eating apples, peeled and grated
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 500ml skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp ground linseeds
  • 150ml pot probiotic yogurt
  • drizzle of honey or agave syrup

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  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the oats, apples, cinnamon and milk. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, then turn down the heat and cook for 4-5 mins, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in the ground linseeds, then divide into 4 breakfast bowls. Top each with a dollop of yogurt, a drizzle of honey or agave syrup, and a sprinkle more cinnamon.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2012

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icingonthefairycake's picture

ideal low gi brekie, chop the apples into chunks apart from that everything is as above, everyone in the house loves it

amul's picture

I thought that porridge was ideal for GI watchers, as it is "slow release"?

From Anna

joecooling's picture

Oat meal is not good for a low Gi diet. And especially honey has a high Gi of 55 which is as much as a snickers bar!
Whether honey is healthy or not is a different question, but certainly no good to reduce the blood sugar levels.
I found this recipe when I googled low Gi breakfast.

janehj's picture

Use organic apples and grate the unpeeled for extra fibre and nutrients.

lizvandeval's picture

I like my porridge cold, so I made it as overnight oats: I put the oats and the milk together in a bowl in the fridge and mix it the other morning with the rest of the ingredients. I use Almond milk and its very delicious and filling.

kirstienic's picture

I don't like porridge, but I am embracing new things in 2014 and this is on the Healthy Eating Plan so I thought I'd give it a go. To my surprise I really liked it - I think it must be the apple mixed in at the outset that both flavours it and changes the texture slightly. I only made a single portion (I am not the only one in our house who doesn't normally like porridge and I couldn't persuade the others) and it worked fine. Plenty filling enough to get me through to lunch. I will make this again.

Claudia Teixeira's picture

Amazing, balanced and easy to make. I tried making it in the microwave and it works as well!
My child loves it!

madhri's picture

Made this and loved it! Kept me full for hours.
Replaced linseed with unroasted sesame.
Grating in the apple worked very well.
Balanced breakfast!

veggiesara's picture
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so delicious and creamy, kept me full up for hours. grating the apple into the porridge as it cooks is genius, makes it lovely and tangy (depending on what type of apple you use) I do think that it needs a good pinch of salt to bring out the flavour of the oats

Mrs Pienaar's picture

Perfect sized portions, healthy and tasty

millicent_tendency's picture

Porridge is badly overlooked.

I'll be trying this as an addition to my other porridge variants, which include quartered orange segments and finely chopped prunes. Don't laugh.

pollyparrot2's picture

I think chopped prunes is a great idea. I'm going to try that.

sw77's picture

Presume this is to serve 2?

gin2needles's picture

It says it serves 4 at the top of the page, but can easily be halved for 2.