Cinnamon porridge with banana & berries

Cinnamon porridge with banana & berries

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(34 ratings)

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 bananas, 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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25th Jun, 2015
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!).
28th Jul, 2014
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.
15th Jul, 2014
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.
12th Mar, 2014
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.
12th Jan, 2014
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... :)
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2nd Nov, 2013
Delicious, however i found substituting the strawberries for a handful of raisins per person was much more delicious :)
26th Apr, 2013
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.
20th Mar, 2013
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!
17th Mar, 2013
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!
20th Nov, 2012
Hmmm...Had this this morning and the banana cooked with the porridge works a treat!


4th Sep, 2013
How is this considered healthy if it contains 34g of sugar per portion?
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