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Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds,  a delicious and nutritious breakfast, that is so easy to prepare. Forget about instant porridge that’s full of sugar, you can make your own, it’s a lot easier than you think.

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds

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, yogurt, 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.

Do give this recipe a try, you will love it. Alternatively, if you fancy some posh breakfast, maybe my Egg muffins with cheesy sauce is a recipe for you. Or a more traditional omelette? Whatever you choose, your day will be awesome, no doubt about it!

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds

I do believe that food plays a major role when it comes to wellbeing, and generally a good mood. I mean, never ever get into an argument with someone who’s hungry, you stand no chances whatsoever 🙂 I, for one, get more than grumpy when l’m hungry. Not to mention the poor choices l make when l need food. Take me shopping before a meal, and l’ll fill the shopping basket with utter junk.

So, a good bowl of porridge is all l need to start the day right. I get all the nutrition l need, not to mention it also takes care of my sweet tooth, since the fruit are naturally sweet and yummy. Good food is not only about fancy ingredients, but also about using the, in the right way 🙂

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds

 

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Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds
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Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds, a delicious and nutritious breakfast for all tastes.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 433 kcal
Author: DanielaApostol
Ingredients
  • 2 cups semi-skimmed milk
  • 1/2 cup fine oats
  • 1/2 cup jumbo rolled oats
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Add the fine oats and jumbo rolled oats and simmer for 10 minutes on a low heat stirring regularly.
  3. Remove from the heat and cover with a lid for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the yogurt and mix well.
  5. Transfer to a bowl.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve warm. Make sure you leave it to cool once it comes off the heat, as it can be really hot.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy porridge recipe with banana, raisins and almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Potassium 710mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 30g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 18.6%
Calcium 34.3%
Iron 13.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    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. 🙂

    • Reply
      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.

      • Reply
        milliethom
        November 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

        I’ll give it a try and let you know what I think. 🙂

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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?

  • Reply
    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!

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

      Thank you! Using different oats make the porridge a lot nicer 🙂

  • Reply
    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 🙂

    • Reply
      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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