Ultimate warm winter oats

There’s something so comforting about a big bowl of warm oats on a cold winter morning.

While there’s nothing wrong with quick sachets – they’re super convenient, especially on work days – these oats will make you rethink the porridge game.

Cooked slowly with grated apple, chopped nuts and a little cinnamon, and topped with stewed raspberry coulis, grilled banana, nut butter and Greek yogurt, my ultimate warm winter oats are all natural and heaven by the mouthful.

INGREDIENTS

1 apple (I used Gala for their sweetness)

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup water

1/3 milk of choice

1 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup chopped almonds

1 banana

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

2 teaspoons nut butter (I used cashew)

*Serves two.

METHOD

Quarter and de-core apple. Grate coarsely with the skin on.

Slice banana lengthways and fry in a non-stick pan on a medium heat, flipping over every minute or so until cooked. You can use a little coconut oil if you want, but you don’t need it.

While the banana is cooking, heat oats, water, milk, cinnamon chopped nuts and apple in a small saucepan on a medium heat for around 3-5 minutes until the oats are cooked through and the mixture has thickened, stirring regularly.

Stew raspberries in the microwave or in a small saucepan until they have broken down into a coulis.

When your oats have cooked through, serve them into two bowls, topped with stewed raspberries, grilled banana, a tablespoon each of Greek yogurt and a teaspoon of nut butter.

You can add a little drizzle of honey, an extra dusting of cinnamon or more chopped nuts if you like.

Serve warm.

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