Chai-spiced Porridge with Caramelised Apples

If porridge doesn’t excite you, chances are you’re stuck in a routine with your go-to recipe and it’s time to mix it up — and how easy it is to jazz up your porridge with other fruits and nuts! Here’s a sure-fire way to renew your love for the oaty classic.

Preparation time Prep: 5 mins
cook 15 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2–3 cups any plant-based milk, such as almond, soy or coconut
  • 1 teaspoon chai spices*
  • Almond butter (or sunflower seed butter), to serve
Toasted Coconut Chips
  • ¼ cup coconut chips
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
Caramelised Apple
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar


  • 1To make the porridge, add the oats, milk and spices to a medium pot over high heat. Boil for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes or until the porridge reaches your desired consistency. Add more milk or water for a thinner porridge.
  • 2To toast the coconut chips, add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat. Continuously stir until the coconut is fragrant. Set aside.
  • 3To caramelise the apples, add the apple and sugar to a small saucepan over high heat. Sauté for 5 minutes, add a dash of water then reduce to medium heat. Cook until the apples have softened and turned golden brown.
  • 4Divide the hot porridge into 2 bowls. Top with the coconut chips, caramelised apple pieces and a scoop of almond butter.

*Tip: You can make your own chai spice mix by blending the contents of a chai tea bag. Or you can combine 3 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 tablespoon cardamom, 1 tablespoon ginger and ½ tablespoon nutmeg (use the rest of the spice bend for smoothies or more porridge!).

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