This healthy banana porridge recipe is one of the easiest and most delicious breakfasts you will ever make! It’s naturally sweet, creamy and filling AND on the table in 15 minutes. What could be more perfect than that?
Things that make this banana porridge recipe perfect:
Hearty oat flakes — fine cut for an extra creamy bowl of porridge. Then there is plant-based milk to ensure even more creaminess. Of course you could use water, but that’s just a little too humdrum. Mashed banana adds natural sweetness, flavor and dose of good for you nutrients. Then there is the Crème de la Crème — vanilla oatmeal spice — a la Elle.
What is vanilla oatmeal spice?
Vanilla oatmeal spice is what separates a good bowl of oatmeal from a great bowl of oatmeal. It’s my very own spice mix made with natural unrefined cane sugar, chia, coconut flakes, ceylon cinnamon, tonka beans, bourbon vanilla and a little gourmet Kalahari Desert salt. A mix that adds both sweetness and an indescribable delicious factor to a simple bowl of oatmeal. A spice mix that is perfect for cooking and as a topper.
How to add more pep and nutrition to a bowl of oatmeal
So now that the basics are covered, there are a few more ways to add even more to your breakfast porridge. If you are looking to add some protein, then a great way to do this is mix in an egg to it the last minute of cooking. You’ll never even know it is there. Or if you want to keep things vegan, then roast some chopped almonds and add them as a topping. Or even easily is to top it with some chia, flax or hemp seeds.
Other topping ideas
- Toasted coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
- Cacao nibs or a spoonful of homemade nutella
- Banana slices
- A spoonful of Greek yoghurt or natural coconut yoghurt
- Extra sweetener like maple syrup or honey
Looking for other breakfast inspiration?
Then try one of these recipes:
- 100 g oats (fine-cut)
- 350 ml unsweetened plant-based milk (I like soy or almond)
- 1 mashed ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon Elle Herbs Vanilla Oatmeal Spice, or to taste
- Extra banana slices
- Maple syrup
In a small saucepan, add the milk and oats and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Then reduce the heat to medium to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid, about 5 minutes.
Add the mashed banana, and oatmeal spice (plus more to taste); stir to combine. Cook for 2 more minutes (feel free to add a little milk, depending on preferred consistency).
Serve into bowls and garnish with banana slices, maple syrup an da sprinkle of oatmeal spice. Enjoy!
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