Apple Pie Oatmeal

The perfect warming porridge for the colder months of the year. Slowly cooked soft sweet cinnamon stewed apples on top of creamy cozy porridge. I love having this with creamy coconut yoghurt. It’s like dessert for breakfast!

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (100g) oats
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • splash of plant milk (i used almond milk)
  • 1tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to drizzle
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium sweet apple, chopped into thick chunks
  • a handful of pecan nuts
  1. Saute the cinnamon apple chunks to a small saucepan with a little water, sprinkle in some cinnamon and cook on a medium heat until it starts to bubble, then turn the heat down to low and simmer the apple for 10-15 mins until the apples are soft and the liquid has evaporated. Stir the pecans in the the apples at the end.
  2. Add the oats to a pan, stir in the salt, cinnamon & a pinch of nutmeg. Pour some boiling water from the kettle until you just covered the oats, give a good stir and soak for 5 mins until gloopy.
  3. Add the oats to the hob, add a splash of almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract, then gently heat up on a medium heat, stirring consistently for 5 mins until you have reached your desired consistency. (Add more milk for a creamier consistency, cook for longer for a thicker consistency).
  4. Pour your oats into your bowl, top with the cinnamon apple, some dairy-free coconut yoghurt, pecans & drizzle with maple syrup! Enjoy!

PS – If you ever end up making this recipe, let me know what you think by commenting below. I always love to hear what people think! Or if you managed to take a photo, post it on Instagram and tag @nourishingalex so i can see it and i will share it on my Insta-stories! THANKS! Alex ❤

Apple Crumble Breakfast Jars

Its always good to switch breakfast up a bit, and i LOVE these apple crumble breakfast jars if i ever get bored of oatmeal or toast! These jars are filled with my Homemade Peanut Butter Granola, sauteed cinnamon spiced apple & creamy coconut yoghurt, drizzled with peanut butter on top! Also these also make such a delicious healthy dessert or snack!

Serves 2

Ingredients

Method

  1. First saute the apples by adding a little bit of water to a saucepan, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan, then add the apple chunks & stir in the ground cinnamon. Bring it all to boil on a high heat setting, then once it starts to bubble, turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 15 minutes until the apple is soft and the water has absorbed. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add some granola on the bottom of your jar, then add the coconut yoghurt on the top, then the cinnamon apple, keep layering until you reach the top of your jar!
  3. Drizzle some peanut butter over the top (optional but so good), ENJOY!

PS – If you ever end up making this recipe, let me know what you think by commenting below. I always love to hear what people think! Or if you managed to take a photo, post it on Instagram and tag @nourishingalex so i can see it and i will share it on my Insta-stories! THANKS! Alex ❤

Cinnamon Nicecream

How about treating yourself to a super delightful breakfast or a healthy dessert/snack? After all, nicecream is only made from bananas and a little splash of dairy-free milk. This one is cinnamon flavoured and ohhh its just so heavenly!

Serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • a splash of dairy-free milk, for creaminess

Method

  1. Add the frozen bananas and splash of dairy-free milk into a food processor/high speed blender and blitz for a minute, making sure to push down the sides until super smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in the cinnamon, then give it another blitz until combined.
  3. Serve with my peanut butter rawnola or my  peanut butter & pecan granola ENJOY!

PS – If you ever end up making this recipe, let me know what you think by commenting below. I always love to hear what people think! Or if you managed to take a photo, post it on Instagram and tag @nourishingalex so i can see it and i will share it on my Insta-stories! THANKS! Alex ❤

Warming Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal with Caramelised Banana

This is the perfect breakfast to keep you warm through the freezing cold winter months! Its just so cozyyyy and warming and banana & cinnamon always go so well together! I love caramelised banana, caramelising it makes it really sweet and yummy! I love to add creamy coconut yoghurt on top, with chopped almonds, an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and drizzled with maple syrup!

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 50-70g oats
  • a pinch of salt
  • a sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium ripe banana, sliced in half
  • a splash of dairy-free milk, i used oat milk

Method

  1. Mix the oats, salt & cinnamon in a small saucepan, then add 1/2 of the sliced banana. Pour a little boiling water over the oats to just cover, mix it well, then allow to soak for 5-10 minutes until the oats have softened.
  2. Stir in a splash of dairy-free milk, heat on the hob on a medium heat setting, stirring frequently cook the oats for 5 minutes, until you have reached your desired consistency. (add more milk for a creamier consistency, or cook for longer for a thick and sticky consistency.)
  3. Meanwhile, to caramelise your banana, slice the other half of the banana length-ways, then grill them under a preheated grill for 4-5 minutes until golden.
  4. Serve your oats and top with creamy coconut yoghurt, the caramelised banana, chopped almonds, sprinkle with more cinnamon & drizzle with maple syrup! Enjoy!

PS – If you make this recipe, i would love to hear what you think! Let me know what you think by commenting below. Or if you take a photo, post it on Instagram and tag @nourishingalex and i will happily share it on my Insta-Stories! THANKS, Alex ❤

Fluffy Vegan Banana & Cinnamon Pancakes

These pancakes are so light and fluffy, with one of my favourite combos, Banana & Cinnamon. I drizzled these pancakes with Roasted Maple Pecan Syrup, topped with a sliced banana & sliced toasted almonds! The perfect weekend brunch!

Makes about 12 mini pancakes

Ingredients

  • 130g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150ml dairy-free milk (i used oat milk)
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • a little coconut oil, for frying

Topping Ideas

  • Sliced banana
  • berries
  • fresh fruit
  • coconut yoghurt
  • maple syrup
  • sliced nuts
  • chopped apple

Method

  1. Pour all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, stir everything well to combine, then make a well in the middle of all the dry ingredients.
  2. Pour in the milk, maple syrup & the mashed banana, then whisk well with a whisk or with a fork until you form a thick but pour-able pancake batter.
  3. Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan on a high heat setting. Once the oil is hot, add 2 tbsp of the pancake batter per each pancake.
  4. Cook until you see bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, then flip them over and cook on the other side for 2 minutes until both sides are lightly golden.
  5. Stack up the pancakes on your plate, then add all your toppings! I topped mine with roasted pecan maple syrup, sliced banana & toasted sliced almonds. ENJOY!

PS – If you make this recipe, i would love to hear what you think! Let me know what you think by commenting below. Or if you take a photo, post it on Instagram and tag @nourishingalex and i will happily share it on my Insta-Stories! THANKS, Alex ❤

Apple Cinnamon Cake (vegan)

This vegan apple cake is absolutely delicious which i love for a sweet treat. Its filled with all the delicious flavours of autumn, and while its baking, it sets off some gorgeous scents of cinnamon all around the house. The cake is so gooey and moist and filled with yummy apple and juicy plump raisins. The slices of apple on top of the cake caramelises while its baking making it crisp on top, but i like to add a good crunch by sprinkling the top with some chopped pecan nuts. The best thing is its SO EASY TO MAKE!

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Dry Ingredients

  • 400g Self-raising flour
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 300ml dairy-free milk
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Other ingredients

  • 3 Bramley Apples
  • 2 handfuls raisins (optional)
  • icing sugar to dust on top

Optional add in:

  • a handful of Pecans/walnuts, roughly chopped 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190C and grease a large round cake tin with a little dairy-free spread, or a little oil.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix together the wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet bowl, and whisk well until you form a smooth cake batter.
  5. Add in 1 grated apple and the raisins, and nuts (if using) into the batter and further mix well until combined.
  6. Slice the other 2 apples into thin slices for the topping.
  7. Roughly chop the pecans.
  8. Pour the cake batter into your greased cake tin until the top is level.
  9. Arrange your apple slices on top of the cake batter, then lightly sprinkle with more cinnamon over the top.
  10. Bake in the oven for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until the cake comes out clean when a skewer is poked through the middle.
  11. Sieve some icing sugar on top. Enjoy!