I wasn’t the biggest fan of porridge until I started making my own, and then it became one of my favorite winter breakfasts. I’ve made a lot of variations based on this porridge mix but this banana nut porridge may be one of the best!
A really good bowl of porridge comes down to a few things:
- The grain you use – I like using steel cut oats, but to make it feel more porridge like and to help them cook quicker I grind them up into a flour.
- Add nuts and seeds – much like this porridge mix, I’ll always toss in some nuts or seeds when I’m grinding the oats for a heartier and more nutritious breakfast. In this banana nut porridge, I’ve added almonds, but you can add walnuts, pecans or even flaxseeds.
- Add protein powder – it’s an easy way to make this a more protein rich breakfast. I generally use one of the Soaring Free Superfoods Protein mix (cinnamon and chocolate are a favorite for porridge). If you use the code NUTREATS25 you’ll get 25% off your order here.
- Add banana for sweetness – this is a new addition but makes it not only naturally sweet but also creamier. I add the banana to a blender, so they become a smooth paste
- Cook in half water/half milk for the perfect level of richness. Although, I use oat milk which is light enough to cook it all in.
- Don’t forget the toppings – heap on fresh berries, pomegranate, banana slices, cocoa nibs, coconut flakes and if you’re feeling it, some nut butter. When I’m out of fresh fruit I’ll add some frozen berries to a pan with a splash of water and cook it low until they break down and become thick and jammy. The warm berries make your porridge extra cozy.
Banana Nut Porridge
- ½ cup steel cut oats
- ¼ cup almonds
- 2 tablespoon protein powder optional
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1 cup water
- Add the oats, almonds, cinnamon, salt and protein powder to a blender. Blend until it resembles a fine flour.
- Add in the banana and oat milk and blend.
- Add mixture to a pot along with the water. Bring to a boil and then simmer, stirring often until soft and fully cooked, about 15 minutes
- Serve with fresh fruit, warm berries, cocoa nibs, or any other toppings you want!
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