Banana Porridge with Warm Apricots and Seeds

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and this recipe makes it worthwhile getting up! (I’m not a morning person……..at all!)

If you don’t fancy apricots, apples are good too.

It’s super healthy with 2 of your 5 a day plus nutritious seeds and nuts.

Banana Porridge with Apricots and Seeds

Banana Porridge with Apricots and Seeds

Serves 1 (generously)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rolled Oats 
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water 
  • 1 small Banana or half of a large, peeled and mashed to a pulp
  • 2 Apricots, peeled, stones removed and sliced 
  • Small knob of Butter 
  • 1tsp Golden Syrup 
  • 1tsp Sunflower Seeds 
  • 1tsp Pumpkin Seeds 
  • 1tsp Hazelnuts, lightly crushed

Method

In a saucepan heat the oats, milk and water, boil and then simmer gently, stirring occasionally. Add the banana and stir through well.

In a separate pan, heat the butter and add the apricots, gently sauté and then add the syrup. Cook until soft, not falling apart.

When the porridge is cooked and the banana is more or less dissolved into the porridge, serve in a bowl, top with the seeds and nuts and serve with the apricots and syrup sauce.

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Eat Breakfast Like a King….Oatmeal with Caramelised Banana

This saying is sooooo true. I have to admit though for a time I did stop having breakfast but have since made myself get into a good routine of having something to eat in the morning and now it’s by far my favourite meal of the day.

Here is one of my favourite breakfasts (one, as I have many, many favourite ones) hope you try it and find it as tasty and satisfying as I do. It’s a nice alternative to the usual porridge and very healthy, keeping you well fuelled until lunch.

Oatmeal with caramelised Banana

Oatmeal and banana

Oatmeal and banana

Serves 1 (generously 😃)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of medium Oatmeal
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 banana, chopped length ways and then sliced into chunks
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • small knob of butter
  • 1tsp brown sugar

Method

In one sauce pan place the measured amounts of oatmeal, milk and water and place on a medium heat, stirring occasionally.

While the oatmeal cooks, take another sauce pan and put in the butter, syrup and brown sugar and place on a medium heat until they are bubbling. Chop the banana and add to the syrup pan. It will cook the banana and lightly caramelise it too. Stir it through well.

Keep stirring the oatmeal and you should see it gradually thickening. When it’s ready it will start to gently bubble little puffs of steam. Remove from the heat.

Check the banana is cooked and serve the oatmeal in a bowl topping it with the banana and syrup mix.

A breakfast worth getting up for!! Makes any Monday morning pleasant.