Caramelised apple and pecan porridge

Just when you thought porridge couldn’t get any better I added buttery caramelised apples and pecans with a dash of maple syrup. This is so good it made me cry.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5-7 mins
Servings: 1
Servings: 1


  • 50g porridge oats
  • 250-300ml of creamy whole milk
  • good squeeze of honey or maple syrup (to your taste)
  • 1 eating apple, sliced into pound coin thickness slices
  • a few pecan halves
  • butter for frying the apples
  • tablespoon of double cream, optional


Heat the oats, milk and a squeeze of maple syrup in a saucepan, stirring all the time until the porridge thickens and becomes a thick creamy eating consistency. It’ll only take a few minutes but you shouldn’t be able to see the milk, it should all be absorbed.

Mean time melt a big pat of butter in a heavy frying pan and fry the apple slices and pecans, turning the apples when the brown, so they go golden on both sides and soften.

Tip the porridge into a wide cereal or dessert bowl (you need space to arrange the apples on top) then place the caramelised apple slices on top and scatter the crunchy pecans over.

Add a swirl of maple syrup and even a swirl of cream for pure heaven!

Nutrition Info


Oats are particularly high in manganese which is great for healthy bone formation, healthy skin and helping to control blood sugar. Oats are a wholegrain, that means the good stuff hasn’t been removed. Wholegrains are an important source of B vitamins and fibre.

Oats are a great source of the soluble fibre called beta-glucan. That’s what makes porridge kinda viscous and it stays quite viscous as it passes through you, sweeping up any excess cholesterol as it goes. A happy gut is at the heart of good health!

Oats do a special thing – as they pass through your intestine their bulk presses against its muscly walls. It presses back in response and by doing so its muscles get stronger. Oats are literally like a sparring partner for your digestive tract!

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