Creamy Banana Porridge

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Porridge (or to you Americans, 'oatmeal'). Warming, filling and lets not forget delicious! What better way to start the day than enjoying a big bowl of it, topped off with some delicious options? 

Only at the beginning of last year did I realise there are literally so many different combinations of flavours and toppings to opt for. I was brought up eating your plain, simple milk and oats porridge (sometimes sprinkled with some sugar), and although that is delicious, it can get a little boring after a while. Simply topping porridge with some fruit can give it an extra oomph. There is bound to be a recipe that takes your top spot. Or if you're like me, you can't get enough of one and then all of a sudden you're absolutely loving some other kind of combination. 

Healthy banana porridge topped with strawberries

Even if you think you aren't a fan of porridge (I may or may not be judging you right now), there has to be at least one recipe that will take your fancy and win you over. Maybe it could be this one?

Typically, I go for 1/3 or 1/2 a cup of oats, depending on how hungry I am, and just over double the amount of liquid as I prefer my porridge to be a little 'ploppy' (not too stiff, not too runny). Also, I always top mine with some kind of berry, usually they're a frozen mixture and I just throw them in whilst it's still cooking - which turns the porridge a lovely purple colour. But, we'll sometimes have fresh strawberries or something in the fridge.

Healthy banana oatmeal topped with strawberries
Crownfield Milled Linseed - with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries and chia seeds

A few weeks ago, I saw this packet of milled linseed in Lidl for only £1.99 and just had to try it out. It's nutritious, as it has sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries and chia seeds within the mixture too - perfect for sprinkling over the top. 

I've been enjoying this recipe for the past 2/3 months. It's easy and quick to make in the morning and keeps me satisfied until my mid morning snack - sometimes even lunch.

Healthy banana oatmeal topped with strawberries

Ingredients:

1 serving

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • Toppings - berries, nuts, seeds

Directions:

1. Measure out the oats and liquid and pour into a pan and place on a medium heat.
2. Mash your banana and add it to the pan, stirring to mix it in. By adding this in you are giving the porridge some sweetness and, as the banana melts, it makes it lovely and creamy.
3. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and stir continuously, making sure the porridge doesn't stick.
4. Once it starts reaching a thicker consistency, usually after 2 minutes or so, throw in any frozen berries and stir for another minute.
5. Serve, top and enjoy! 






Whether you're a fan of stiff, runny or ploppy porridge, I'd love to know your favourite combinations. 


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28 comments

  1. I just had this exact same realisation recently! No more boring porridge with brown sugar, now I have mine with almond butter, medjool dates, raspberries, banana and pecans. SO yummy!
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    myebaywardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooooo that sounds so delicious! I need to try it out sometime, thanks for sharing!

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  2. It seems really really nhami. Specially with the fruit of it. I have had porridge one time before and I will definitely try yours! :)

    Much love xx
    Catarina // ohkori.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you and hopefully you'll be having porridge on a regular basis, thanks for stopping by : )

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  3. This looks so yum! Gonna have to try this.
    Love Laura

    www.cathaura.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, let me know if you do!

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  4. Love oatmeal and berries! Super filling and lots of fiber, perfect!

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    1. Definitely! Such a great start to the day, thanks for reading : )

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  5. Love oatmeal and really love bananas, looks delicious. I really like the way you can download a recipe card for your recipes too such a great idea. Thanks for sharing - Louise

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    1. Thank you, it's the easiest way I've found to include a printable (not the best at techy things haha)

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  6. This porridge looks delicious Kathryn! I love porridge, it is a regular breakfast at my house. I love throwing in frozen blueberries so the whole thing turns purple <3 but you can't go wrong with mashed banana either, mmm! Love it :)

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    1. Thank you and it is in our house too!

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  7. Yum! The cereal topper must add the perfect amount of texture to the dish. Stopping by from The What'd You Do this Weekend link party--and would love to see you join us at a brand new linkup on Thursdays! "Idea Box"-- you can find it here starting at 6am ET: www.creativeclementine.com

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    1. It definitely does. Thank you and I've added it to my link party list : )

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  8. *Drools* I wish I was not allergic to oats - I'm missing out so much!

    P.s have you entered my #geekgirl giveaway?

    Sarah

    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

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    1. Oh no, I don't think I could deal with that haha and I'll have a look now : )

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  9. I agree -- I think oatmeal (porridge for you British people!) is a wonderful way to start the day! I like mine pretty simple -- just topped with milk. Kind of a lot of milk, actually. Thanks for sharing with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up. I hope to see you back again next week!

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    1. Hahaha I use to be a fan of very milky porridge but then I added the banana and found it made it creamier and thank you for stopping by

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  10. I clicked on this because it sounded delicious but the whole time I was wondering what exactly porridge was. Now that I know, it sounds much cooler when you call it porridge. I am converting. Pinned this recipe to my Breakfast board. Looks and sounds great, plus a healthy, filling breakfast choice.
    Poppin over from the Idea Box Link Party.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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    1. You're right porridge does sound better haha and it is definitely the perfect breakfast. Thank you : )

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  11. Yummy! Healthy and energizing :)

    Thank you so much for linking up with iDEA boX !
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    Mila

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. This sounds yummy! And reminds me that I should make oatmeal for breakfast more often. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely make it sometime, you'll end up wanting it every morning haha

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  13. Your Creamy Banana Porridge looks mouthwatering, a great way to start the day. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you! I sure will be doing, love taking part in your blog hop : )

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  14. This looks incredible! I'm drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We are so thrilled to have you at our party. Please stop by tonight at 7, so we can see your amazing projects. Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you so much and I will be doing : )

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