A couple of weeks ago I uploaded a photo of some chai pear oats to instagram. It was a recipe I used a lot at uni (obvs, porridge was what I lived off) but had stopped making, as teaching or gyming early means I rarely have breakfast at home anymore. When I shared the picture a number of people asked for the recipe, but since I have a tendency to just chuck everything into a pan and take no notice of timings or measurements I wanted to make it again to ensure I wasn’t sharing something that would create an overly spiced sloppy mess - mmm yum.

So this on this weirdly cold August morning (I saw someone in a beanie hat two days ago - come one England), I thought I would retest the recipe. I've shared it below. I hope you love it.

Ingredients {serves 1}

50g oats

20g vanilla protein (I use Form Nutrition - yum)

1 pear or apple cored and diced

150ml almond milk

1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg


My favourite topping combination is granola, tahini and cacao nibs (trust me).


  1. (Optional step) Personally I like to soak my oats in the almond milk overnight, as it's thought that this can help with digesting them, but if you forget don't worry, it works just fine without this step.

  2. Bung the oats and almond milk (soaked or separate), spices and chopped apple/pear into a pan on a low heat, and pop on the lid.

  3. Allow to cook through adding splashes of water regularly as the oats become thicker, placing the lid back on each time. Cook and add the water until you reach to your desired consistency, but you will want to ensure that the apple/ pear is soft. This will take about 5 minutes.

  4. Once fully cooked take off the heat and stir in the protein powder - depending on the protein you use, you also may need to add a little extra water here.

  5. Serve, top and enjoy.