For a few mornings I had been craving my homemade granola as part of my breakfast. But I did not have any (plantbased) yoghurt in my home and my ideas of what to use granola for in a breakfast are not very extensive. I could only come up with yoghurt. That was until I thought maybe pureed banana or mango as a replacement would also work. It tried but it was just a tad boring. So I decided to experiment with pureed fruit as a porridge. The granola is optional in this hot fruit porridge with granola. If you don’t have any, the porridge is just as good without. And you could even add a little more oatflakes to the recipe in that case, to make it more filling. If you feel like making granola right now, this recipe is a good starter. I’m a fan of this hot (it’s icy cold in The Netherlands right now), but it works well cooled down too. You could also bring it to your work and eat it later. I love to know what you think!
Do you like to enjoy a lot of food in the morning? Then the amounts in this recipe are perfect for you (or maybe to small ;-)). Do you prefer eating smaller bits in the morning then half of this portion should be enough for you. In a container with a lid on this would stay well overnight in the fridge.
Ingredients for 2 small or 1 large portion hot fruit porridge with granola:
1 apple in pieces (I left the skin on mine because it was organic)
1/2 cup water
2,5 tbsp oatmeal flakes
pinch of cinnamon
1/4th cup fresh pressed orange juice
1 tbsp flax seed
granola to taste.
Bring the water with the pieces of apple and the oatmeal and cinnamon to a boil. Let it simmer on low heat for about 12 minutes. Check if there’s always a bit of water for cooking in the pan. Add some if it seems to dry. Puree the apples with a handheld mixer. I do this while they are still in the warm pan. I love to keep it warm. Add the banana and puree some more. Then add the orange juice and the flax seed and stir through. Serve hot with the granola on top. Enjoy!