Enjoy your dessert for breakfast with this Cinnamon Apple Pie Porridge! Beautifully creamy rolled oats cooked with whole milk, apple and spices makes a healthy and delicious way to start the day. This recipe is brought to you in collaboration with Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness milk.
During the cooler months I love making apple-based desserts! The combination of cinnamon, apples and a little bit of sugar is dreamy. However, as sadly I can’t survive entirely on pies and crumbles, I’ve found a way to incorporate that delicious flavour into a nourishing breakfast.
This cinnamon apple pie porridge is the healthier way to get your apple dessert fix on the regular. Rolled oats, flaxseed, milk and apple make this a wholesome and balanced breakfast.
You may have seen my earlier recipe for a Prebiotic Golden Milk Smoothie made with Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + Prebiotic Milk (another winning breakfast recipe, when you feel like something cooler!).
Our household has been using the new Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness range since it launched a few months ago. There’s whole milk (regular and prebiotic varieties) and a lite option available.
If you’re new to the world of what “A2 protein milk” means in reference to milk:
- A2 and A1 are specific proteins found in cow’s milk. Cow’s milk contains a number of types of protein, the main groups of these proteins are casein and whey. One type of casein protein is beta casein protein, which can be further broken down into A1 and A2 beta casein protein.
- Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness milk is a type of milk that comes naturally from certain cows that produce milk that only contains the A2 beta casein and not A1 beta casein. (Whereas other cows produce milk that contains a mixture of A1 and A2 beta casein protein).
Using Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness milk in this porridge bowl adds a source of protein, which helps to create a balanced and satisfying breakfast together with the complex carbohydrates and fibre we get from the apple, oats and flaxseed.
Not to mention, like regular milk, Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness milk also contains a number of essential micronutrients including calcium, phosphorus, iodine, potassium and vitamin B12.
A cosy bowl of porridge is one of my favourite breakfasts on cooler days and I love getting creative in the kitchen with ways to add different flavours and textures to my porridge bowl. This cinnamon apple pie porridge turned out so good, and as a bonus my toddlers really like it too! Porridge is great for batch cooking for the family and you could easily double this recipe. The leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a few days and reheated as well.
Try this delicious new porridge combination and let me know what you think! Leave a comment below or take a snap and tag @moniquecormacknutrition + @dairyfarmersau on Instagram so I can see it!
p.s. I highly recommend adding some crunchy nuts and seeds on top too. I love walnuts and apple together and also added my favourite pumpkin seeds in the porridge pictured.
- 2 apples
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds
- ¾ cup full cream milk I used Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness
- ¾ cup water
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
- coconut oil or olive oil for cooking
- honey or maple syrup to serve
- Grate one apple and dice the other. Set the grated apple aside. Add the diced apple to a frypan with 2 tsp coconut oil and a splash of water. Cook the apple until softened, around 7-10 minutes, adding a little extra water if it starts to stick. For the last minute of cooking add the coconut sugar and a pinch of cinnamon, and stir so the apple is coated.
- Set aside the cooked apple. Take a small saucepan and add the grated apple, rolled oats, flaxseed, Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness full cream milk, water, vanilla, ½ tsp ginger and ½ tsp cinnamon. Cook over a medium heat, stirring gently until thick and creamy, around 5-7 minutes. Add extra milk or water to the porridge if it starts to become too thick.
- Serve the porridge hot, topped with the pan fried apple pieces, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Tip: add some nuts or seeds for crunch, too!