Recipe: Winter Spiced Porridge

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Serves 1 (adult) – 2 (small portions)


  • 40g normal porridge oats
  • 220ml milk, or your usual milk
  • 1 apple, cored and grated with the skin on
  • pinch of ground mixed spice*
  • 1 whole pear, peeled and chopped

*this is a mix of ~ ground cinnamon, ground coriander, caraway, nutmeg, ginger and cloves


  • Cook the porridge oats with milk (roughly 40g with 220ml milk, or water).
  • Three minutes from the end of the cooking time, add the chopped pear and grated apple, the fruit will naturally sweeten the porridge and cook into the oats.
  • Also add a pinch of ground mixed spice, which smells and tastes of Christmas. If you don’t have ground mixed spice a pinch of ground cinnamon is perfect.

I served these with some maple roasted pears: as a nice twist for adults. Just prep pears: core and cut into pieces, then roast in a pan with a little butter and maple syrup until golden.


Recipe by Miriam Cooper, mum of 1 from London, and blogger from Mimi’s Bowl, modern baby, toddler and family food. Follow her on Instagram for parent friendly recipes and food ideas.

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