Healthy Recipe: Vanilla Almond Porridge With Applesauce

This hearty breakfast makes for a healthy start to your day.

By: Melissa Romero

When group exercise instructor Chase Leist shared her one-day food diary with Well+Being, you wanted one thing: the recipe to Leist’s breakfast porridge, with egg whites, almond milk, flaxseed, applesauce, and cinnamon. With the addition of a fruit of your choice, this hearty porridge is a great start to anyone’s morning. 

4 egg whites (or liquid egg white equivalent), or 2 eggs for a heartier mix
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon almond extract
Nonstick cooking spray
Berries or other fruit for topping
Almond milk for topping


1) Heat a nonstick skillet to just below medium heat on the stovetop.

2) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.

3) When pan is hot, spray with nonstick spray and pour mixture into pan. Allow to cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, scraping the bottom.

4) Remove from heat and spoon into serving bowl. Top with additional almond milk and fruit. Stir and enjoy!

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