Warm Apple and Pumpkin Breakfast Pouches

Now that the days are getting shorter and the mornings are getting cooler, a cold bowl of muesli just doesn’t seem to cut it. I yearn for a warm nourishing bowl of porridge full of fruit and spices instead. It’s not always possible to sit down and leisurely eat a bowl of porridge every morning so I like to make these warm apple and pumpkin breakfast pouches and eat them on my way to work.

Full of the goodness of apple, pumpkin, dried fruit, cinnamon and oats, these breakfast pouches are a great way to start your day. And so easy to make, too! Let me show you how.

Chop up one cup of pumpkin and place in a medium-sized bowl. Peel, core and chop a granny smith apple and add it to the bowl along with some quick oats and your favourite blend of mixed dried fruit — think dates, sultanas, currants, figs and cranberries, that’s the mix I love! Pour in a cup of milk and microwave for 7 minutes, uncovered, until the pumpkin is tender.

Then pour the lot into a blender along with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and blitz until well combined and smooth.

That’s all there is to it!

The last time I made these breakfast pouches, my tween daughters grabbed a couple of spoons and started eating it right out of the blender. I had to shoo them away otherwise there’d be none left for my breakky!

The flavour is like an apple cinnamon porridge but the addition of dried fruit and pumpkin give it a slightly sweeter, earthier depth of flavour. The pumpkin flavour is not strong.

I hope you enjoy these breakfast pouches as much as we do!

Ingredients
1 cup pumpkin, chopped
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup of quick oats
1/4 cup of dried fruit
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Place pumpkin, apple, oats and dried fruit into a medium-sized bowl. Pour milk over the top and microwave for 7 minutes (uncovered) or until the pumpkin is tender. Pour the mix into a blender with the ground cinnamon and blitz until smooth. Spoon into pouches and enjoy!

Reheat pouches by placing in a bowl of hot water until warmed through. This recipe makes enough to fill at least two 200ml clear pouches.