Warming Apple ‘Porridge’


  • 180g almonds, OR we use a combination of almonds, cashews and walnuts
  • 2 x apples, cored
  • 96g medjool dates, 4 dates
  • 20g linseeds, 2 tbsp
  • 20g chia seeds, 2 tbsp
  • 25g shredded coconut, 1/4 cup
  • 500mL milk, 2 cups of choice, we used 250mL canned coconut milk + 250mL full cream milk
  • 15g butter, 1 tbsp (or coconut oil)
  • 2g cinnamon, 1 tsp
  • 5ml vanilla extract, 1 tsp
  • greek yoghurt & berries to serve - optional


  • In a food processor, blitz the nuts until well chopped. Set aside.
  • Add the apple and dates to the food processor and blitz until well chopped.
  • Place apple mix into a large saucepan with 60mL of water. Cook over medium to high heat until apple softens.
  • Add in the chopped nuts and all remaining ingredients to the pan with the apple. Cook over medium heat while stirring for 5mins or until the 'porridge' reaches the consistency you are happy with.
  • Serve porridge with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and top with berries. So. Good!

Low carb adaptation: Use berries instead of the apple and reduce the number of dates to lower the carb content.


NOTE: You will need a food processor for this recipe to blitz some of the ingredients.

Thermomix Instructions:

  1. Add nuts to your mixer bowl and chop: 8secs/speed 5. Set aside.
  2. Add apple and dates to the bowl and chop for 5secs/speed 5. Scrape down and repeat if needed.
  3. Add 60mL of water to the apple and cook for 5mins/120deg/speed 2/MC on.
  4. Blend apple mix for 5secs/speed 5/MC on.
  5. Add nuts previously chopped plus all remaining ingredients.
  6. Cook ‘porridge’ for 4mins/105deg/speed 2/MC on.
  7. You can then either blend if you prefer a smoother porridge, or serve as is with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and topped with berries.
  8. So. Good!