September Porridge - a Finnish Recipe for Syyspuuro

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

While Finns would typically use fresh lingonberries for this hearty porridge, cranberries are equally delicious. Serving size is estimated. Posted for ZWT 6 - Scandanavia. Recipe was found on and provided by Kari Diehl, Guide to Scandinavian Food,

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together water, cranberries, sugar, and apples in medium sauce pot; bring to a boil.
  2. Lower heat to medium-high and simmer until the cranberries begin to pop (about 15 minutes).
  3. Add rolled oats and salt; cook at a low boil for 5 additional minutes.
  4. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla (if desired) and serve immediately.
  5. NOTE: I might mix water and juice (unsweetened apple juice) to heighten the flavor of the porridge and cut the sugar by half if using sweet apples.

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