Healthy Recipe: Vanilla Almond Porridge With Applesauce

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

This vanilla almond porridge recipe adds applesauce and flaxseed for an extra nutritional boost. Photograph 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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