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Creamy Banana Porridge

Creamy Banana Porridge topped with toasted almonds and banana slices, and drizzled with honey in a dark blue bowl.
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Sometimes breakfast can make your whole day, right? We certainly think so, especially if you are making a delicious bowl of creamy Banana Porridge to set you up for the day! Filling, naturally sweetened with ripe bananas, and with the extra texture of toasted almonds, this is a simple recipe that only takes minutes to make when you are in a rush to get out the door!

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Creamy banana oat porridge topped with sliced bananas and toasted flaked almonds, all drizzled with honey.

Why Does Banana Porridge Make a Perfect Breakfast?

  • Incredibly quick and easy to make.
  • Loved by children and adults alike.
  • Full of potassium, manganese and fibre.
  • What better way to use ripe bananas?

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • porridge oats: or old-fashioned, or rolled oats.
  • milk: for an extra creamy porridge, use whole milk, but any dairy or non-dairy milk will work. We personally love it with cashew or almond milk.
  • banana: use a sweet ripe banana, but not one that’s gone brown and mushy.
  • flaked almonds: ideally, toasted. If you have untoasted almonds at home, simply place the flaked almonds in a frying pan on medium heat and toast for a couple of minutes until slightly browned.
  • honey: or maple syrup, agave nectar or even a sprinkling of brown sugar.
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Method

Combine the porridge oats and milk in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring regularly for 3-4 minutes, until the porridge reaches the desired consistency.

In the meantime, using a fork, mash half of the banana in a small bowl. Slice the rest of the banana.

Once your porridge is done, stir in the mashed banana.

Top the mashed banana porridge with sliced bananas and scatter the toasted almonds on top. Finally, drizzle the top with some honey.

Other Porridge Topping Ideas

Banana oat porridge goes very well with a bunch of different toppings. change it up with some of the following:

  • A spoonful of peanut butter and sliced bananas.
  • Peanut butter and raspberry jam (Peanut Butter Jelly Style porridge).
  • Toasted Desiccated Coconut – yum!
  • Candied pecan nuts go exceptionally well with bananas!
  • Keep it traditional with fresh blueberries.
Banana Almond Porridge in a blue bowl on a blue plate.

Recipe FAQs

How to Make Vegan Banana Porridge?

It’s really very easy to make this creamy porridge vegan. Use non-dairy milk (we like unsweetened soya, almond or cashew milk, but coconut or oat milk will work great too). Replace the honey with maple syrup, agave nectar or even a sprinkling of light or brown dark sugar.

How to Make Low-Calorie Banana Porridge?

Because this porridge has mashed banana stirred through it, it is rather creamy, so using water instead of milk is definitely a great option to reduce the calories. What is more, you may choose to skip the honey, and stir some low-calorie sweetener through your porridge instead, or skip the sweetener altogether.

What To Use for Texture If You Cannot Eat Nuts?

Toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds are a great addition to this porridge. Alternatively, toasted coconut is a great addition!

Other Breakfast Recipes

If you enjoy a good filling breakfast, you are in the right place. Have a look at our other breakfast ideas below:

Have More Bananas To Use Up?

We never complain when we have more bananas than we can eat! If you too have some ripe bananas to use up, we have a bunch of delicious recipes for you:

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Creamy Banana Porridge topped with toasted almonds and banana slices, and drizzled with honey in a dark blue bowl.

Creamy Banana Porridge

Sometimes breakfast can make your whole day, right? Especially if you are making a delicious bowl of creamy Banana Porridge to set you up for the day! Filling, naturally sweetened with ripe bananas, and with the extra texture of toasted almonds, this is a simple recipe that only takes minutes to make when you are in a rush to get out the door!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 1 portion
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 50 g porridge oats
  • 300 ml milk see options above
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 1-2 tsp honey

Instructions
 

  • Combine the porridge oats and milk in a samll saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring regularly for 3-4 minutes, until the porridge reaches a desired consistency.
  • In the meantime, using a fork, mash half of the banana in a small bowl. Slice the rest of the banana.
  • Once your porridge is done, stir in the mashed banana.
  • Top the mashed banana porridge with sliced bananas and scatter the toasted almonds on top. Finally, drizzle the top with some honey.

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 19gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 1145mgFiber: 8gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 688IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 450mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Banana and Almond Porridge, Banana Oatmeal, Banana Porridge, Porridge With Bananas
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9 Replies to “Creamy Banana Porridge”

  1. Claudia Lamascolo says: Reply

    Great recipe I love all the ingredients and breakfast was wonderful!!! would make this again for sure!

    1. Thanks, Claudia! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Porridge never looked so good! My kids eat banana ‘boring version’ porridge every morning, now I’ll make them flip when I bring in the honey, almonds and extra bananas on top! Thanks for sharing!

    1. 😀 I hope they like it!

  3. 5 stars
    One of my favorite breakfasts to make before school for the kiddos. The whole family loves it!

    1. So glad, Jess! 💗

  4. 5 stars
    An easy and delicious start to our day! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Glenda! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Loved this for breakfast today! So creamy and I’m a sucker for anything with banana.

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