Cinnamon porridge with banana & berries

Cinnamon porridge with banana & berries

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
Start the day in a superhealthy way with energy-boosting oats and fresh fruit

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal266
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.24g
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  • 100g porridge oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, plus extra to serve



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  • 4 tsp demerara sugar
  • 450ml skimmed milk
  • 3 banana, sliced



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  • 400g punnet strawberries, hulled and halved



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  • 150g pot fat-free natural yogurt


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, mix the oats, cinnamon, sugar, milk and half the sliced bananas. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Turn down the heat and cook for 4-5 mins, stirring all the time.

  2. Remove and divide between 4 bowls, top with the remaining banana, strawberries, a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Comments (32)

italianmonica's picture

After years of living in Italy, one forgets the simple things in life...gone back to porridge after finding it in the 3-day diet plan. I use water instead of milk, adding some greek yogurt just before eating it. I do not add sugar as fruit, nuts, raisins, whatever you put on has some natural sugars in it already. I love it so much I even have it in the Summer (and Italy does get hot in the Summer!).

johnjustice's picture

I just do not understand that a recipe with four teaspoons of sugar, albeit for 4 portions can be described as healthy. I have similar porridge recipes daily and have cut out the sugar with no impact on the taste.

johnjustice's picture

I have a breakfast similar to this each morning, especially when doing a fast day on the 5:2 diet. However I agree with some posters concerns about including sugar in the recipe. I am surprised that the site does not have a plan to omit sugar from its recipe selection when it is clear there is no need for it.

red0209's picture

If you think 34g of sugar for breakfast is healthy then you're living in cloud cuckoo land! Those people adding raisins are probably closer to 50g, the recommended daily sugar intake for women according to some health organisations. For me, grated orange zest goes very well with cinnamon and porridge, and you can make it with water instead of milk.

climbup's picture

yum yum, this made an excellent breakfast although I did tweak it a bit! I used no sugar as for me that doesn't exactly appear healthy. Also I had no berries so I used pecans instead, and only had pear and apple yogurt wich worked fine. very filling and I will certainly be making this one again... :)

yummyyummyinmytummy's picture

Delicious, however i found substituting the strawberries for a handful of raisins per person was much more delicious :)

revjames's picture

I have something similar most mornings. I mash the banana and mix it into the porridge which sweetens it so there is no need for poisonous sugar. I use skimmed milk or sometimes almond milk. I often add berries if there are any to hand and sprinkle pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sometimes hemp. I then add home made easiyo yogurt. I also sometimes add turmeric. This provides soluble and insoluble fibre, health fats, amino acids, protein and tastes very good.

tomlin121's picture

This is a real nice filling breakfast which will see you through until lunchtime. I didn't have any berries and it was still scrumptious with just bananas definitely cook the bananas beforehand for an extra sweet treat!

ali_baba's picture

SUCH a nice way to do porridge. The recipe was simple, and the ingredients and flavours went really well together. I'll definitely be making it on the weekends as my treat-breakfast!

joan12's picture

Hmmm...Had this this morning and the banana cooked with the porridge works a treat!

KochinVeronica's picture

Really tasteful and nutritional!

sophie22's picture

lovely, warming and filling.

u01lmh3's picture

Very tasty and simple to make.

layla2121's picture

Delicious breakfast. Often have cinnamon porridge at home, but never thought to add banana into the cooking- nice touch. I added mixed berries to the topping, strawberries and blueberries. I also love the idea of the yoghurt on the porridge. Yummy and filling!

lollyknits's picture

Fabulous breakfast. I substituted unsweetened coconut milk and it's wonderfully creamy. Instead of sugar I used a bit of Stevia and 1/2 tsp of Molasses. Lovely!

PurpleBee's picture

tasted great and healthy too, can't go wrong really.

cathbanjo's picture

excellent recipe, super easy to make, very filling as well, plus a nice breakfast.
added raspberries to mine very nice

delilahkayesmith's picture

Loved this, a really tasty and satisfying breakfast, a great way to start the day. I added a handful of raisins as well which went really well with the cinnamon. Defiantly trying this one again.

kkulma's picture

I thought I'm a breakfast master and nothing can surprise me in this world when it comes to a morning meal, but this was simply delivious! I love porridge and anything that goes with it but this combination simply blew my mind. Lovely!

Rowena Wilkes's picture

Delicious! I added blueberries aswell. Really loved this and cant wait to have it again for breakfast tomorrow!


Questions (1)

marybourkeis's picture

How is this considered healthy if it contains 34g of sugar per portion?

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