Porridge with Turmeric & Cinnamon Spiced Apple
Breakfast. A good time of the day because it promises food. Are you into porridge? Me too. I usually simply stir oats, water and oat milk into a creamy consistency, add a sprinkle of cinnamon and then add raspberry chia jam, roasted nuts and peanut butter. Turmeric is my go-to spice when cooking curry but it also tastes really delicious in our favourite breakfast bowl – it adds colour, a different flavour and it’s beyond good for you. Why? Let’s scroll down to find out.
turmeric as medicine
Turmeric is a powerful spice that stems from a plant related to the ginger family. It can be found in Indonesia and regions of China, but is mostly grown in India where it is very commonly used to prepare traditional dishes. It is sharp-tasting and very distinctive in colour, thus adding a yellow tint to the foods it combined with. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin (which is why some people refer to this spice as curcuma), which is an antioxidant that helps to prevent types of cancer as well as other chronic diseases. Its medicinal properties are thought to improve arthritis and heartburn, but recent research suggests that is may be much more powerful in aiding health than we thought thus far. For example, curcumin possesses the ability to shut down proteins that are involved in triggering inflammation. Turmeric may also aid in lowering cholesterol levels and preventing the clogging of blood vessels, thereby avoiding heart disease and stroke. If you don’t like it in your food, you can consume turmeric in form of a tablet but I highly recommend using it in turmeric lattes, various curries and also smoothies! I’d say that’s enough information for today, so let’s get stirring!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Total Time: 15 min
For this recipe you will need:
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup plant based milk
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp coconut oil
1 apple, finely chopped
1 tbsp raisins
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
honey or maple syrup to drizzle
- In a small pot, heat the oats, water, plant based milk and turmeric. Stir occasionally and cook for about 5 minutes or until the consistency is creamy.
- In a pan, heat the coconut oil and fry the apple along with the raisins and cinnamon.
- Serve the porridge in a bowl, top with the fried apple and add the roasted nuts as well as a drizzle of your favourite sweetener.
- You took your time this morning to prepare a warm and nourishing breakfast – this is worth a lot. Appreciate this time of the day that you dedicate to your health. ♥