Creamy porridge with spiced apple & cranberry

Stewed fruit in spiced compote sauce makes a great topping for a warming oat-pot on a chilly morning

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 359
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 53g
  • sugars 34g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 3 eating apples, peeled, quartered, cored and diced
  • 200g cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 5 tbsp caster or granulated sugar
  • 200g porridge oats
  • 1l whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put the apples in a pan with 100ml water and cook gently until almost softened. Turn up the heat. Add the cranberries, mixed spice and 3 tbsp of the caster or granulated sugar and bubble until saucy. You can make this a day before serving.

  2. Tip the oats, milk, vanilla and remaining sugar into a big saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly, and simmer for 4-5 mins until creamy. Divide between 6 bowls and top with the warm or cold fruit mixture.

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