Apple Pie Porridge {Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free}

Apple Pie Porridge {Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free}This is one of the most warming, delicious and comforting breakfasts I’ve had in a long time, it’s hard to believe it’s raw! I have to say this is foremost a simply wonderful Autumn breakfast and the fact it’s healthy, raw, vegan, blablabla is just an added bonus. Of course, I purposely made this a raw recipe but the results were so unexpectedly delicious that I think anyone would enjoy it. My family, who are certainly no health food freaks, tasted some and loved it too… they were shocked when I told them what was in it!

Apple Pie Porridge {Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free}The chia seeds are the star of this recipe, when blended with a liquid, they create a very thick, gel-like consistency. The almond butter adds further bulk and texture along with a wholesome, nutty flavour. Both create a familiar porridge-style mixture. And just because it’s raw, doesn’t mean it’s cold! I think, for a lot of people, one of the most off-putting things about going on a raw diet is missing out on warm meals, especially in the Winter. But just because the food isn’t cooked, doesn’t mean it can’t be warmed up. So this porridge has been gently heated to about 40°C to make it nice and warm without destroying nutrients.

Chia seeds are by far my favourite superfood <3 I often use them to thicken smoothies or even as an egg-replacer but the great thing about them is a little goes a long way, making them a frugal superfood. For a £3 100g bag of chia seeds, equaling about 12 tbsp worth, you can make this recipe 6 times! Plus, they make this porridge so quick and easy to put together…


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Apple Pie Porridge {Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free}
 
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A delicious, warming breakfast that just so happens to be super healthy for you! Suitable for raw, vegan and gluten-free diets.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 3 dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 or 2 tbsp coconut sugar, depending on sweetness desired
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 green apple, peeled and cored
  • Chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients, except the chopped nuts, in a blender until thick and smooth.
  2. Transfer to a saucepan, stir and heat gently until warm. If you're on a raw food diet, you can use a thermometer to ensure it doesn't heat above 40c (110f.)
  3. Serve with chopped pecan nuts and grate over some fresh apple (I used leftover apple from the core.) Enjoy!

 

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    • Aimee says

      Well, being in England, you can imagine it’s already pretty cold over here now. But I actually love the cold weather, because I get to eat warm porridge for breakfast!

  1. says

    This looks SO good! I remember when I was a kid, my dad would leave some warm porridge for me and my siblings in the microwave before he went to work. It was so comforting waking up to that in the morning. Ever since then, I haven’t had porridge. I need to make some again soon!
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    • Aimee says

      Aw, such a nice and comforting memory to have! I think the smell of apple and cinnamon evokes positive memories for most people, so it’s a great start to the day :-)

  2. candice says

    I just had it thismorning with 1/2 banana instead of dates. I added coconut oil because it should he in everything. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed this. Aren’t chi’s seeds wonderful? It had a really good texture too, like porridge. I am going to make this often since I really miss warm morning oatmeal and cream of wheat and wont ever eat those things again. Thank you thank you!

    • says

      Thank YOU Candice, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’ve already made it twice again too, but I love your addition of coconut oil. It’s so expensive to buy here but I’ve been thinking about making my own so I might try it with that next time :-)

  3. says

    Hi Aimee
    My boyfriend Anil pointed me to your blog as I often cook gluten-free. Just enjoying a bowl of buckwheat porridge inspired by your recipe above! As I wanted something more grain-based I soaked some buckwheat flakes and chia seeds in water, then blended a paste with some apple/ a little almond butter/dates/almond milk which I mixed into the buckwheat and warmed. Topped with a few blackberries and cinnamon – autumn is here!
    Want to try your blueberry lavender porridge too.

    • says

      Hi Hannah :-) Is that Anil BC? He is the coolest! I love the sound of your autumnal inspired breakfast, especially the addition of blackberries… I have a ton of them stocked in my freezer so I will add them next time I make this porridge. Let me know what you think of the lavender porridge if you try it!

        • says

          Hello ABC & Hannah :-) Ah, I’m so glad you tried the lavender one – it’s one of my favourites but everyone I mention it to says “yuck! LAVENDER??” – give lavender a chance, people!!

    • says

      Good thinking for the Christmas brekkie idea… I absolutely love this porridge, I hope you get to try it and enjoy it too :-) Let me know how it turns out if you do!

  4. Charlotte says

    Hi Aimee,
    I love the look of this recipe and have brought chia seeds for the first time!
    I just wanted to know if you soak them first? I’ve read bits here and there about soaking chia seed and its all a bit confusing!!
    Any advice?
    Thanks x

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  1. […] Apple Pie Porridge that is not only vegan but gluten-free. Yep, you read that correctly because it does not have any oats. It is basically almond milk thickened with chia seeds. It’s super easy to make in the morning and requires very few ingredients. This was supposed to be raw vegan but I do not have time in the morning to sit in front of the stove, watching a thermometer. I just tossed it in the microwave and it turned out just fine. Genki Husband said he really loved this would like this again. Substitutes were I used peanut butter instead of almond and I only had walnuts instead of pecans. Original Recipe. […]

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