Apple and carrot spiced porridge

    55 min

    This hearty bowl of porridge actually tastes like carrot cake! It's full of grated carrots, raisins and chopped apple and topped with crunchy pecan nuts.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1L water
    • 160g pinhead (coarse) oats
    • 1 apple - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 60g grated carrot
    • 75g raisins
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 80g chopped pecans
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 120ml plain yogurt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Bring water to the boil in a heavy, large saucepan; stir in the coarse oats. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook oats until they begin to thicken, about 10 minutes; mix in the apple, carrot, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Let the oats simmer until tender, about 20 more minutes.
    2. While the oats are simmering, melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat and stir in the pecans. Toast the nuts until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 5 minutes; sprinkle with brown sugar and stir until sugar has melted and coated the pecans.
    3. Serve in bowls, each topped with about 2 tablespoons of the pecan mixture and a dollop of yogurt.

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    This recipe was very simple. After I topped the oatmeal with the pecan mixture in our bowls, we just poured a little cold fat free evaporated milk over the top and ate it like that, instead of yogurt. We loved it. For us, there were no leftovers. Between my two boys and I, we ate every little bit. It was wonderful.  -  16 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow - this is really good and very filling! This makes a lot so you'll definitely have enough leftover for future mornings. But, if you like carrot cake that won't be a problem! I cut back on the ginger and added some vanilla. I used a combination of walnuts and pecans, plus since I like things a bit sweeter I used vanilla yogurt vs. plain yogurt. I may add a little crushed pineapple to the reheated oatmeal for even more of a "carrot cake" taste and to up the sweet factor. Thanks for a great recipe!  -  03 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    What a great idea! So Yummy. I didn't have steel cut oats, so I cooked all the ingredients except the oats, until soft, then added quaker oats and cooked for the time listed on the package.  -  28 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)