Apple and pecan porridge WITH MAPLE SYRUP

Apple & pecan porridge is a good staple breakfast; it’s cheap, it’s filling and it’s nutritious, plus it’s super-simple to customise to keep things interesting. Have fun with your combos!

Ingredients Apple and pecan porridge

  • 160 g rolled oats
  • 600 ml milk or organic soya milk
  • 30 g unsalted pecans
  • 1 eating apple
  • maple syrup


  1. For the basic porridge, place the oats and the milk (or 600ml water) into a large pan over a medium heat, and add a tiny pinch of sea salt.
  2. Bring to a steady simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often to give you a smooth, creamy porridge, and loosening with extra milk, if needed.
  3. Serve as is, or while it’s blipping away in the pan, follow the next steps to prepare the apple and pecan topping.
  4. Snap the pecans up into little pieces, then toast in a small dry non-stick frying pan over a medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. Remove the apple stalk, then use a box grater to coarsely grate it onto a chopping board (core and all).
  6. Stir the grated apple and a little maple syrup through then porridge, then divide between bowls.
  7. Scatter the pecans on top, then drizzle with a little extra maple syrup, if you like.
Apple and pecan porridge

Apple and pecan porridge

Recipe: Jamie Oliver