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Maple Apple Porridge – Warm & Comforting

November 5, 2016 (Last Updated: September 1, 2017)

This Maple Apple Porridge is the perfect way to start the day on these chilly mornings. It’s packed full of warming spices, sultanas and juicy, sweet apple chunks.

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It’s that time of year again when it gets harder and harder to pluck myself out of bed on a dark and chilly morning when all I want to do is stay all cozy and wrapped up in bed convincing myself it’s still the middle of the night.

I need that extra push to make me want to get up, something that’s warm and comforting and smells absolutely divine like a big mug of Banana Milk Coffee or a warming bowl of this Maple Apple Porridge, or both! For me, there’s nothing better than a sweet, cinnamon scented bowl of porridge that’s warm, creamy and delicious on an Autumn/Winter’s morning.

Look at the creaminess…..

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I love putting chopped fruit in porridge such as blueberries, strawberries and bananas, it makes it such a hearty and filling breakfast plus gives the porridge an extra burst of amazing flavour. In fact I love it so much I remember often eating this for dinner when I worked late nights in Edinburgh, strange I know. Maybe it’s because I’m Scottish I loved porridge so much? I dunno but now it’s very much a breakfast thing.

For this Maple Apple Porridge I roughly chopped up an apple and cooked it along with the oats until it was tender, juicy and oh so sweet. There’s something amazing about cooked apples, they have such an incredible flavour and sweetness.


This recipe is incredibly easy and only takes around 5 minutes to make so it’s a perfect speedy breakfast that will also keep you full until lunch time ๐Ÿ™‚ bonus.

To make the Maple Apple Porridge I simply add oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, sugar, apple and sultanas to a saucepan and pour over some milk. I cook it on a medium/ low heat whilst stirring until it’s thick, creamy and delicious. I top with a little extra cinnamon/mixed spice or brown sugar and it’s ready. Simple as that!

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Maple Apple Porridge

This Maple Apple Porridge is the perfect way to start the day on these chilly mornings. It's packed full of warming spices, sultanas and juicy, sweet apple chunks.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 241kcal
Author Emily Kemp


  • 100 g porridge oats
  • 1 large apple chopped into medium sized chunks
  • 40 g sultanas
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 500 ml semi skimmed milk


  • Add all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan under a medium low heat.
  • Stir occasionally until the porridge is thick and creamy. Top with a dusting of cinnamon/mixed spice or brown sugar. Serve immediately.


Calories: 241kcal
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  • Reply
    September 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I love breakfasts like this, cinnamon is the best!

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    Fiona Saluk
    November 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    MMM this porridge looks delish! It’s definitely porridge season, you just may have inspired tomorrow’s breakfast for me. Thanks for sharing!

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    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    November 6, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Like you, I find it harder to get out of bed now but I will certainly drag myself out for this porridge. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    November 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I absolutely love a bowl of creamy oats on cold mornings too– I have the hardest time getting out of bed! I have been living in the tropics for 8 years and mornings are a piece of cake now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Apple, cinnamon and maple are such perfect bedfellows, great to combine them with porridge.

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    Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery
    November 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Looks like the perfect way to start off a cold winter morning!

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    November 5, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I love porridge, apple and cinnamon is a favourite too! Easy, delicious and filling!

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    Cooks Recipe Collection
    November 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Looks like the perfect breakfast for a cold day. Yum!

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    November 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    My Mom used to make us porridge all the time in the winter. We live in South Florida now, so the need for “warm and comforting” breakfast is negated because it’s 80ยฐ outside. But this has me longing for my youth.

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Haha yes porridge isn’t the first thing I think of in the hot summer months, definitely a winter thing. Thanks Lisa!

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    Platter Talk
    November 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    We love maple anything in out family and will be sure to try this breakfast porridge out!

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