Try a twist on your regular porridge in the morning with this healthy blackberry and apple oat bake. Serve with milk or yoghurt and maple syrup
500ml semi-skimmed milk
2 small cinnamon sticks
6 cardamom pods, bashed
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm cubes
200g jumbo porridge oats
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
100g pecans, roughly chopped
milk or fat-free yoghurt and maple syrup, to serve
Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the milk, spices and apple in a small saucepan. Cover, gently bring to the boil and simmer for 10-12 mins. Set aside to infuse for at least 15 mins.
Remove and discard the spices, then pour the apples and milk into a large bowl and roughly crush the apples with the back of a fork. Mix in the oats, egg, vanilla, baking powder, pecans and blackberries.
Tip into a 2-litre ovenproof dish and bake for about 30-35 mins until piping hot in the middle. Serve with milk or yoghurt and maple syrup