¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup milk and 1 cup water
2/3 cup grated apple
1/3 cup raisins or dried fruit of your choice
2 Tbsp honey, golden or maple syrup
2 Tbsp fresh walnuts or hazelnuts, roughly chopped
Pouring cream for serving (optional)


In a medium saucepan, add the oats and cook over a gentle heat until the oats toast lightly, add 1 cup water and 1 cup milk, cinnamon, and salt; bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat and cook 3 minutes.
Stir in the grated apple, raisins and 1 tablespoon honey or syrup, cook for a further 3-5 minutes. Divide oats between 2 serving bowls. Drizzle remaining honey over top and sprinkle with nuts. Serve with a little pouring cream if desired.


Oats really are a winter staple, not only do they fill you up, they are economical and they take on any flavour you wish to add. This recipe is a great base for you to make your own. Serves 2

Thanks to WILLOWBROOK ORCHARD for providing the apples used in the cooking demonstration at the Otago Farmers Market

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