You gotta admit; if you read something with a name like applepie porridge it makes you wonder right? It makes you wonder what it will taste like and will it really taste like apple pie or is it just a sales story? And I gotta be honest here. Yes it resembles the flavors that you would find in apple pie. But of course it is vastly different in terms of structure and taste. But still… it has a good name, so we’ll stick to that!
In terms of looks it is certainly not the most appealing dish ever… Lol… I guess it falls in the same category as overnight oats. One of those dishes that are not meant to be photographed but rather are meant to be eaten instead. So despite appearances I can highly recommend you try this breakfast dish. It has all sorts of delicious and healthy goods in there such as quinoa flakes, coconutflowersugar (honestly not sure if that is the right translation of the name in Dutch, but maybe coconut sugar?) and ofcourse apple and spices.
The original recipe comes from the Dutch book of Jesse van der Velde and Annemieke Kroon, who wrote a book dedicated to Superfoods . I’ve adapted it slightly as I didn’t have some of the ingredients but it is delicious nonetheless!
- 1 apple
- bit of butter
- 150 ml water
- 50 gr quinoa flakes
- 1 tbsp of raisins
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tbsp of coconut sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp of hazelnuts, roasted and chopped
- pinch of ginger powder
- pinch of cloves
- Cut the apple into small pieces, melt the butter in a frying pan and add the apple. Bake for about a minute while stirring. Add the quinoa flakes and about half of the water. Leave to simmer for about 5 minutes and add more water if it becomes too dry. I ended up needing about 120 ml of water.
- Add the raisins, cinnamon, coconut sugar, salt and the spices into the mix. Leave to simmer for a short while and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle the hazelnuts on top to finish it off.