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porridge with walnuts and caramelised banana

June 9, 2013

Serves 1
Prep time: 10 minutes

Banana porridge main pic

You asked me if I’d do more breakfast ideas, so here we are.  Porridge topped with lovely stuff: a classic.  Agave caramelises beautifully in the pan to make little crunchy bits round the edge of your banana.  This is the kind of breakfast that will set you up for absolutely anything you want to do with your day, from scaling the Eiger to reading the paper cover to cover and working yourself into an rage about the Tories / Liberals / Libyans / hair on the head of Chris from Coldplay.

Banana porridge again

Porridge oats, 30g
Non-dairy milk, 110ml
One banana, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
Knob of vegan margarine
Walnut pieces, one handful
Agave nectar, to taste

Combine the oats, milk and salt in a medium saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally.  When it comes to a boil turn the heat to low and continue to stir occasionally as the porridge takes form.

Meanwhile, in a smallish frying pan toast your walnuts over a lowish heat until browned and fragrant.  Set aside.

In the same pan add a knob of vegan margarine and the two sides of banana, curved side down.  Fry over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes.  Flip the bananas onto the flat side, adding more margarine if the pan looks dry.  Drizzle a long line of agave down the back of each banana piece.  The agave will melt down the sides of the banana, mix with the melted butter and begin to caramelise.

After another 2-3 minutes the banana will be ready, and so, hopefully, will the porridge.  Take both off the heat.  You will probably want to add a few tsps of agave to the porridge itself too, to taste.

Pour your porridge into your breakfast bowl and top with the banana and toasted walnuts.


From → Breakfasts, Recipes

  1. What a breakfast treat!! I haven’t had breakfast yet, and I’ve got all the ingredients for this. Hmmmmm – think I’m going to make it. Celeste 🙂

  2. It’s perfect porridge weather here in Tassie at the moment complete with almost zeroC temperatures and drizzle and aside from a most interesting tussle that I had the other day with some buckwheat porridge that tried to set my intestines, I have been turning to my old mate oaty porridge to do the trick and keep me going through the day. This variety looks amazing and I am going to have to find a banana or two somewhere just so that I can have a bowl of it. Cheers for sharing 🙂

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