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.
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.
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!
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, a delicious and nutritious breakfast for all tastes.
- 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
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.