Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Brown sugar porridge recipe

A warm welcoming bowl of porridge is a great way to start a cold day. Team it with toasted walnuts, brown sugar and pie apples for a complete breakfast. Find more on Kidspot NZ



  • 1 tsp roughly chopped walnuts (about 1-2 walnut halves)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pie apples
  • 1 ½ tsp brown sugar


Place walnuts into a small frypan and cook over a low heat until brown and fragrant. (Keep an eye on them as nuts burn very quickly. If you think you’ll eat this more often, toast a batch of nuts and keep them in an airtight container).

Place oats, milk, ½ cup water and vanilla extract into a small saucepan and cook over a medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes. Add more water if porridge gets too dry. I like my porridge creamy and loose and so I use a little more water. 

While porridge is cooking, heat apples and keep warm. Once porridge is cooked, pour into a bowl and top with apples, brown sugar and toasted nuts.


  • Make sure you use traditional oats and not quick oats for this recipe.
  • You can replace the apples with any tinned fruit of your ch
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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