Banana & Nutella Porridge

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I’ve been going through a porridge phase lately. I was never much of a fan, it was always too bland for my liking & I couldn’t be bothered to wait for it to cook. But now I’m like a woman possessed. I’m on a mission to make the best porridge possible. I’m constantly trying to think up new flavour combinations & toppings. It has become a problem. 

I’ve already worked out the perfect base recipe – porridge oats, milk, and cinnamon. Now for the experimentation with toppings. Who doesn’t love a good topping – be it fruit, syrup, nuts, anything!? So every topping ideally has to work well with the perfect base. Because I’m not budging on the perfect base. End of story. 

Obviously, the first topping I tried out was banana & Nutella. Quite simply, it was beautiful. The big dollop of Nutella melted with the heat & every single bite was filled with chocolatey goodness. What more could you want from a healthy-ish breakfast? 

Serves 1

Ingredients 

For the perfect porridge base: 

  • 1/3 cup of porridge oats
  • 4-5 dashes of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of milk

For the Banana & Nutella topping: 

  • ½ banana, cut up into slices
  • 1 teaspoon of Nutella

Method 

  1. In a bowl, mix together the porridge oats & the cinnamon. Add in the milk, along with half of the banana, & stir around again. 
  2. Place in the microwave, on high, for a minute & a half. Take the porridge out, give it a good stir about & then return to the microwave for one more minute. If the porridge is still too runny, put it into the microwave until desired consistency is reached. I like mine when it’s creamy. 
  3. Remove the porridge from the microwave. Top with the remaining banana chunks & the dollop of Nutella & then stir it around for chocolatey goodness in each bite. 


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