Spiced Oat & Quinoa Porridge with Honeyed Apples


Serves 2

50 g Jumbo oats or rolled porridge oats
50 g Quinoa
1/2 tsp Freshly ground cardamom
1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
250 ml milk, or dairy free alternative ie. Oatly or almond milk
250 ml water
1 tbp Honey
1 Dessert apple


Oat porridge is a breakfast favourite in Sweden. This luxorious version with apple, quinoa, spices and honey is the perfect way to start the day.

Begin by putting the oats, quinoa and cardamom into a saucepan with the water and 100ml of milk. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat to simmer for approximately 12-15 minutes, stirring every now and then.
In the meantime prepare the apples. Slice very finely, starting at the core end, so you have pretty circular discs of apple. Place into a hot non stick frying pan and cook for several minutes until they soften. Mix the honey with the cinnamon and then drizzle the mixture over the apples and cook for a few minutes longer or until the apples start to caramelise. Set to one side.
Pour the remaining milk into the porridge mixture and cook for a further 5-6 minutes.
Pour the porridge into two bowls and top with the apples serve with a little extra milk and honey if desired.

This recipe was created and photographed by Louise Hurst, Nordic Kitchen Stories. https://www.nordickitchenstories.co.uk