A bowl of oat bran porridge topped with cooked apple and blackberries

Apple & Blackberry Oatbran

A nice alternative to porridge!
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: Kids, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person


  • 1 small apple (chopped)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ juice of lemon
  • water
  • 500g oatbran
  • 300 ml milk/plant-based alternative
  • 2 tsp ground linseed/flaxseed
  • 2 medjool dates (pitted and chopped)
  • 1 handful blackberries (fresh or frozen)


  • In a small frying pan, add the apples, cinnamon, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. If the pan dries out, keep adding water (a tablespoon at a time). Add the blackberries, again add water a little at a time if the pan dries out. Turn the heat to low and keep an eye on the fruit whilst you make the oatbran.
  • Add the oatbran, milk and seeds to a small pan and cook on a medium heat for 2 minutes stirring continuously. Add the chopped dates and cook for a further minute. The oat bran should have thickened. If it’s still too runny, cook for a little longer.
  • Spoon the oat bran into a bowl and top with the softened apples and blackberries, using any remaining juices too.


Don’t fancy oatbran? This recipe works just as well with porridge too!
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