One-Pot Wonders

Chai-spiced Porridge with Stewed Apples

February  9, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

After spending a few days at a B&B in Ireland at Christmastime and being treated to fabulous breakfasts (think homemade breads and jams and dried fruits poached in wine), I got to thinking of ways I could make my daily bowl of porridge more interesting. I asked myself what kind of porridge you might find on an upscale B&B menu, and this is what I came up with. —Kristin

What You'll Need
  • for the stewed apples:
  • 1 pound apples
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • for the chai-spiced porridge
  • 1 cup porridge oats
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  1. First, to make the stewed apples, peel and core the apples, then cut them into bite-sized pieces. Place in a small saucepan and add the water, brown sugar and cinnamon, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and the juices are syrupy. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. To make the porridge, in a saucepan, combine the oats, milk, brown sugar and spices. Stir well to combine. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 minutes, stirring all the time (or cook according to your porridge oats packet instructions). Remove from the heat.
  3. To serve, divide the porridge between 2 bowls and spoon the stewed apples on top. Any leftover stewed apples can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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3 Reviews

Elizabeth2 August 27, 2010
I really liked this original porridge recipe. I will definetly do it again !
Kristin February 11, 2010
I tried that this morning, and I found that even after steeping the tea in the warm milk for 10 minutes, it actually wasn't strong enough. It was a good idea though!
SaySchwartzAndBeSure February 9, 2010
What if you used chai tea with milk...too strong?