- 2 small bananas, halved lengthways
Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…
- 100g jumbo porridge oats
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…
- 150ml milk of your choice, plus extra to serve
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…
- 4 walnuts, roughly chopped
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Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Mash up one banana half, then mix it with the oats, cinnamon, milk, 300ml water and a pinch of salt, and pour into a baking dish. Top with the remaining banana halves and scatter over the walnuts.
Bake for 20-25 mins until the oats are creamy and have absorbed most of the liquid.
Boost your moodBananas and dairy are a good source of the amino acid tryptophan, which the body needs to make the feel-good hormone serotonin. When eaten with a carb source such as oats, the brain can absorb the tryptophan more easily.