Apple, Blueberry and Vanilla Oat Bran Porridge

This apple, blueberry and vanilla vegan oat bran porridge has been my go-to breakfast for a couple of months now. I love it! So easy to make and some of it can be prepped the night before if you’re short on time in the mornings.

You can even batch stew the apples and have them ready in a jar in the fridge. I love to also mix it up or have a quick version of this if I’m in a hurry.

These gorgeous apples were picked by my mum and her best friend in the wild yesterday. The most delicious, blemish, bug and chemical free apples I’ve ever seen! What an incredible find. I was lucky that she brought some apples back with the leaves still intact. The photos turned out much nicer that way.

This is something I want to get into more. Growing and harvesting as much produce myself. Even if I don’t grow it, picking it in the wild would be so satisfying. I’ve always loved doing that. 

Something I am really looking forward to when I move back to Slovenia is foraging mushroom with locals and picking chestnuts as I have in the past with my auntie in Croatia.

vegan oat bran porridge with apple and blueberries

All the different ways to make this oat bran porridge

This recipe can be altered in many different ways. When I was doing the candida diet, I would make it with oat bran, xylitol, coconut milk powder, water and almond butter. That’s it. You can give that a go if you’re doing a fructose-free diet yourself.

If you are introducing more foods, you can have a Granny Smith apple and the blueberries as well as the cinnamon.

Not on the candida diet? Add the maple syrup or any natural sweetener of choice. 

I’m also simply amazed at the variety of apples we can get. With each variety having its own flavour profile as well as texture and individual uses for them. The apple that I used here (I’m not sure of the name as they were picked from unknown trees) was a little tart but still sweet. It almost gave the porridge a bit of a citrus undertone.

apple orchard

If you have a sweet variety of apple, you can add some lemon zest as well. It pairs with the rest of the ingredients beautifully.

What is the difference between oat bran and rolled oats?

Both rolled oats and oat bran come from the same plant, but the main difference is that oat bran is the outer part of the oat groat, whereas rolled oats are the inner part. 

Oat bran also has naturally more fibre than rolled oats. They also cook quicker and are creamier in texture then their inner oat groat counterpart oatmeal that is chewier in texture. 

I personally find that oat bran digests easier for me. I have issues with digestion and oat bran is much more gentle on my digestive system, especially first thing in the morning! 

You’ll be happy to know that oat bran is also typically a little cheaper than rolled oats.

Now onto the recipe! I hope you enjoy this sweet, healthy and creamy vegan oat bran porridge for breakfast.

Recipes you’ll also love:

  1. Crispy Vegan French Toast
  2. Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Cashew Cream
  3. Rose and Pistachio Vegan Rice Pudding
  4. Sugar-Free Chocolate & Hazelnut Granola (Vegan and GF)
  5. Super Simple Vegan Peach, Macadamia and Coconut Crumble

If you try this recipe, let me know! Would love for you to leave a comment and rating below. If you want to go that extra mile, tag us on Instagram or share your photo of the recipe on Pinterest

vegan oat bran porridge

Apple, Blueberry and Vanilla Vegan Oat Bran Porridge

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This smooth and creamy vegan oat bran porridge is packed with great ingredients to get your day started right.


  • 1 small apple, sliced into thin slices (I cut it into wedges, deseed and sliced)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup - 100% pure Canadian + more for drizzle
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 vanilla pod
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk (from tetra pak not can)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • Handful of organic blueberries


  1. In a pot on medium heat, add the apples and maple syrup and bring to a boil.
  2. Put the lid on with the vent part open and reduce heat to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes. This will also trap the water in the pot to help soften the apples.
  3. Once the apples have softened, add in the cinnamon, vanilla pod (which has had the seeds scraped out), oat bran, coconut milk and almond butter.
  4. Cook for a further 5 minutes and make sure to stir everything in well. It will be ready when it becomes this rich, creamy and smooth consistency.
  5. If the coconut milk is absorbed quickly, you can add another 1/2 cup of milk.
  6. Remove the vanilla pod and serve straight away with a drizzle of maple syrup and some blueberries.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 525Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 23gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically. The accuracy of this information is not guaranteed.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @theminimalistvegan on Instagram and follow us to see the latest!

vegan oat bran porridge with apple and blueberries

Join the MV community

You’ll get a neat summary of our content each week, as well as some behind the scenes of what’s happening! See you on the inside 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.