Mother’s Day Recipe: Chamomile Porridge with Red Wine Poached Prunes

Porridge. It’s good for you and we all know we should eat more of it, but quite frankly it’s not a sexy food, and often reminds many people of their grandparents. But I bet nanna never had porridge like this before! Simply add red wine poached prunes and…ta daa – sexy breaky!

Serves 3-4

  • 4 chamomile tea bags
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • ​4 cups full cream milk
  • 1 tbsp semolina 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds 

For poached prunes:

  • 2 cups pitted prunes
  • ​1 cup of light red wine
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 slices orange peel
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cardamom pod 

Extra milk to serve

1. Place the ingredients for the poached prunes into a saucepan and stir to combine. Place over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced to about half, stirring periodically. Remove the star anise, orange peel and cardamom and discard. Set aside the prunes to cool. 

2. Place the tea bags into 1 cup of boiling water and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard. 

3. ​Place the oats, brown sugar, semolina, milk and chamomile tea into a medium saucepan. Place over low-medium heat and stir continuously until it thickens up (about 5 minutes). 

4. Serve the porridge topped with poached prunes and flaked almonds. Add a drizzle of extra milk. 

This recipe was kindly shared with us by Michelle Sanchez. Check out more of Michelle’s gorgeous recipes at

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