Post in collaboration with Ecomil. All opinions are, as always, my own.
Happy almost autumn, you peeps!
As someone who absolutely despises summer, I couldn’t be a bit happier about the lower temperatures which we’ve been having in Spain for the past few days. I get to drink hot coffee and use a duvet during the night? Am I in heaven or?????
Cooler weather also means we’re back on the hot porridge train which means that nut butters are able to melt on top of my oatmeal again. Is that the most first world problem you’ve ever heard about? Nut butter not melting on top of your oats? Probably. But can’t we all be happy that cold porridge days are gone?
Now, I don’t want to get too happy. I’ve been alive for way too many summers now and these few cold days at the end of August never fail to get my hopes up… Only to realize, a couple of days after, that the sun and insufferable heat are back and my will to live happily, as a non-whiny baby are gone with the cold.
The only solution I see here? Stuffing my face with as much hot porridge as I possibly can, especially when it’s flavoured like apple pie AKA the poster child for delicious autumn desserts everywhere. Delicious apple porridge in creamy dreamy porridge form? For breakfast? Do sign me up.
Want to know the best thing about this porridge, apart from its delicious apple pie flavour? It’s very nutritious too! It’s loaded with fibre thanks to the oats (duh) and the shredded apple and it’s kept creamy, yet low in fat (so you can go crazy with those nut-butter, packing in those awesome MUFAs and PUFAs) thanks to this delicious Ecomil almond drink. Creamy, sugar free and also free of any nasties. The flavour is lovely too, one of my favourite store-bought plant milks for sure!
- 60 grams rolled oats
- 350 millilitres Ecomil almond milk
- 1 medium apple
- 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- zest from half a lemon
- Whisk together oats, spices and sugar.
- In a saucepan, heat together milk and vanilla. When it's warm, add the oats.
- Grate the apple and add it to the saucepan.
- Simmer on low-medium for 5-7 minutes or until you like the consistence.