Fruitless Apple-cinnamon Porridge

My sweet tooth is still ruling the roost, but I’m making sure I stick as close to my diet as possible. However, as I was spooning my cinnamon into my porridge this morning I was dreaming of those trashy flavoured sachets of quick oats and thinking how much I’d love to have an apple-cinnamon one. Then I was smacked over the head with a very simple idea. This one’s going out to all the folks who are leaning out for a competition and are chasing something a bit  more interesting to do with their breakfast.

A note on how I make my porridge:
I prepared mine with quinoa flakes but if you normally have oats the recipe will work just the same. Similarly I had my porridge ‘eggy’ but vanilla whey would be just as nice for a protein hit.

Mine is 40g of quinoa flakes and 1 cup of water microwaved for 7 minutes on medium. Cooking it longer and slower adds fluffiness and volume without the hassle of doing it on the stove. I then added in my egg whites and nuke it for a further 90 seconds.

Porridge, prepared as normal
Apple-Cinnamon flavouring:
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 scoop Scivation Apple Xtend
a pinch nutmeg
a pinch salt

Simply stir the flavouring ingredients into your porridge and enjoy the slightly pretend sweetness without the sugar buzz.

Want more breakfast ideas? Check more of my ‘breakfast recipes’.

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book