This recipe is a good use of old apples that have dried up a bit. Sometimes fruits can get too dry and old to eat them on their own. But slightly cooked and well seasoned they are still a joy to eat. In this porridge you can add almost any fruit or berries you want, either as a filling or as a topping. This recipe is perfect for using up what you have left at home, so feel free to mix and experiment with the recipe.
Porridge is not only nourishing, filling and delicious but also a comforting and warming dish for the cold seasons.
1 apple, diced
4 dl milk (e.g. oat or almond)
2 dl rolled oats
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp butter (or coconut oil)
Orange zest and some orange juice
Choice of berry (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries etc.)
Choice of sliced fruit (banana, pear, apple, apricots, kiwi etc.)
Choice of nuts (pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts etc.)
1. Gently melt some butter in a saucepan, and add your peeled and diced apple. Toast the apple until softened and add your cinnamon. Alternatively, you can add the cinnamon at the end as a topping.
2. Add your oats, milk and salt to the mixture, and simmer until thickened. This should take about 3 minutes. Stir around and make sure nothing burns at the bottom. Zest an orange if you have it, along with some of the orange juice in the porridge. You can also add some ground nutmeg at this stage, or simply wait and have it as a topping.
3. When the porridge has simmered to your liking (remember to taste and adjust with milk or salt if needed), and pour over in a bowl. Pour some milk on the sides, add syrup and other toppings, and enjoy!
Written by Aland Khalid
Photo by Martin Wehrle