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Porridge with banana, raisins and almonds

Banana, raisin and almond porridge

Porridge makes a delicious and healthy breakfast, and it is so easy to prepare. I must say that I did not use to eat porridge, as I thought it looked plain and boring. I only had to have it once to fall in love with it. The great thing about it is that you can throw anything in it, the limit is only your own imagination. From fresh or dry fruit, yogourt, preserve or jam, chocolate chips, honey, maple syrup and the list is endless. Nice, cheap and easy peasy!

I like combining fine and jumbo rolled oats, at it gives the porridge an interesting texture. Also, you can use only milk, or half milk and half water, or only water, it will still taste like heaven. Such a healthy alternative to the sugary cereals, which are not as filling and nutritious, although they may be advertised as being a great way of starting your day. ย Do give this recipeย a try, you will love it. Alternatively, if you fancy some posh breakfast, maybe myย Egg muffins with cheesy sauceย is a recipe for you. Or a more traditional omelette? Whatever you choose, your day will be awesome, no doubt about it!

Banana, raisin and almond porridge

Banana, raisin and almond porridge

Porridge with banana, raisins and almonds


  • 2 cups of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1/2 cup of fine oats
  • 1/2 cup of jumbo rolled oats
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of chopped dried apricots
  • 2tbsp of almonds
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
Banana, raisin and almond porridge

Banana, raisin and almond porridge


  • Pour the milk into a non-stick pan and bring it to a boil. Add a good pinch of salt, that will give the porridge a lovely taste.
  • Add the fine oats and jumbo rolled oats and simmer for 10 minutes on a low heat stirring regularly.
  • Remove from the heat and cover with a lid for 5 minutes.
  • Add the yogurt and mix well.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Slice a half a banana and top the porridge with it together with the raisins and almond flakes. A good squeeze of honey will make it super delicious.
  • Serve warm. Make sure you leave it to cool once it comes off the heat, as it can be really hot.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Banana, raisin and almond porridge

Banana, raisin and almond porridge

Banana, raisin and almond porridge

Banana, raisin and almond porridge

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  • milliethom
    November 4, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    This would be a wonderful breakfast for me. Believe it or not, I have porridge every day (unless we’re away in a hotel that doesn’t make it – which is a good reason not to go back to that hotel). I’m intrigued by the mix of fine and jumbo rolled oats. I like porride quite rough and hate the ‘instant’ varieties. Honey’s always good with porridge, and the fruits and nuts make it look so attractive, as well as providing extra vitamins and minerals. I’ll have to try the two types of oats together sometime. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • DanielaApostol
      November 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      I first discovered porridge about 6 and a half years ago when moved to England. I must say l was reluctant to try it, but once l did, l just fell in love with it. It’s so healthy and nutritious and l love experimenting with different fruits and nuts. You are right, the instant version tastes nothing like the one you cook properly. I find that adding half fine, half jumbo oats gives porridge a nice texture.

      • milliethom
        November 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

        I’ll give it a try and let you know what I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Molly Kumar
    May 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I love eating porridge and love the combination you’ve used here. Will try this soon.

    • Daniela Apostol
      May 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you, I am glad you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mary
    May 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I love the combinations of banana and raisins and nuts! This sounds like a lovely way to start the day.

    • Daniela Apostol
      May 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      thank you, I am happy you like it!

  • Simon
    May 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Mostly my wife taken care of breakfast… hard choice to make: show her or surprise her haha.
    Guess I should go for the second?

    • Daniela Apostol
      May 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      I am sure she would love your surprise ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    May 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I love that you use different types of oats here! I’m big on different textures in my food so that’s a great idea!

    • Daniela Apostol
      May 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you! Using different oats make the porridge a lot nicer ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna
    May 16, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    My kids are absolutely and completely addicted to porridge for breakfast. It is the only way I can get them to not ask for a snack five minutes after breakfast. Love this version ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daniela Apostol
      May 17, 2016 at 1:59 am

      That’s fantastic that they like a healthy breakfast, you must be very happy. Some kids can be quite fussy. I love porridge myself, and my baby loves it too for now ?


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