On a cold foggy morning there is nothing quite as delightful as preparing steaming porridge for your family! Some people tell me they have horrible memories of flavourless goo porridge perhaps served up as boarding school or the like. So please set aside the goo memory; as well as the artificially flavoured pre-prepared unfulfilling instant versions…. you are about to be blown away by how good a healthy breakfast like porridge can be!

Serves 2 – double mixture for more


2/3 cup rolled oats

1 large apple

6 dried dates

3 teaspoons brown sugar or honey


1 and 1/3 cup water to cook oats

Extra water to cook apple

Splash full cream milk


Leave skin on apple, core and slice. Cover in water and cook in microwave until apple in tender. Drain water away

Chop dates into small pieces

Cook oats on stovetop with 1 & 1 /3 cups of water, bring to boil, stir regularly until oats are thick and creamy

Whilst oats are cooking add in apple, dates and brown sugar, stir

Pour into 2 serving bowls

Sprinkle cinnamon on top and add a splash of milk

Allergy Notes:

Contains gluten, contains dairy

Wheat free, soy free, nut free

Dairy Allergy: Substitute dairy milk with rice or oat milk 

Gluten Allergy: Oats are not permitted to be labelled gluten free within Australia! This is not suitable for you.