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by Justine Pattison

This porridge is made with water and skimmed milk to keep the calories low. A little ground cinnamon makes it taste sweeter without adding calories and it is topped with juicy grated pear.

As part of an Intermittent diet plan, 1 serving provides a half portion of your 6 daily vegetable portions, 1 of your dairy portions and 219 kcal.

Brunch

Buyer's guide

It's best to buy ground cinnamon in small quantities because the freshness and flavour quickly disappear. You can try to grind your own cinnamon from the bark but it's difficult to get it fine enough.

Preparation

Ground cinnamon is gorgeous cooked with apples or in baked goods such as buns, cakes, sweet pastries and puddings. Mexicans also used it to flavour chocolate dishes and drinks. Cinnamon bark is added to poaching syrup for fruits such as pears, plums and bananas and to mulled wine or punch. Cinnamon bark is also used to flavour meat, poultry and vegetable stews and can be added to spicy marinades.