Start the week off on the right foot with this soul-soothing porridge that combines the wintery flavours of honeyed apples, oats, and cinnamon in a healthy bowl of goodness.


  • For the oats

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats

  • 1 ½ cups full-cream milk, or substitute

  • For the apples

  • 2 pink lady apples, peeled and cored

  • 1 tb honey

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

  • 1/3 cup boiling water

  • To serve

  • Large dollop plain Greek yoghurt

  • Pinch cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of honey, optional


  • 1.

    Roughly chop your apples and place them in a saucepan with the honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and water. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid, and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring regularly.

  • 2.

    In another saucepan, combine the oats and milk. Bring to the boil over a medium heat, then lower to a simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes or until done.

  • 3.

    Divide the oats into bowls and top with the cooked apples, yoghurt, and cinnamon. Add a little honey if desired.

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