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Toffee apple porridge

12 October 2015

Try this sweet and warming porridge recipe with a caramelised apple topping. If you like a bit of spice, try adding a pinch of cinnamon or mixed spice to the apple mixture.

Toffee apple porridge
This porridge makes a lovely autumn or winter breakfast

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

8-11 minutes




For the topping

  • 10g (½oz) unsalted butter
  • 1 red or green dessert apple, peeled, quartered, cored & roughly chopped
  • 20g (¾oz) pecan or walnut pieces
  • 1 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup and extra to serve 
  • Squeeze of lemon juice 

For the porridge

  • 40g (1½oz) Mornflake organic oats 
  • 275ml (10floz) milk or milk & water


Melt the butter in a small non-stick frying pan over a low heat, add the apple and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring from time to time, until golden and tender.

Add the pecans or walnuts, the Lyle’s Golden Syrup and the lemon juice cook and for a further 1-2 minutes until syrupy.

Combine the oats, water and milk in a small non-stick pan. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously for 1 minute until smooth. 

Leave to stand for 1 minute before transferring to a bowl.

Top the porridge with the toffee apple mixture and serve with Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Our thanks to Lyle's Golden Syrup for this recipe. For more breakfast ideas, see our breakfast recipe collection.


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