Baked banana porridge served in a baking dish

Baked banana porridge

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2

Start the day right with this healthy baked banana porridge containing walnuts, banana and cinnamon. It's a filling breakfast that will keep you going until lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal405
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre6g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 2 small bananas, halved lengthways



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  • 100g jumbo porridge oats
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon



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  • 150ml milk of your choice, plus extra to serve



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  • 4 walnuts, roughly chopped



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  1. 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.

  2. Bake for 20-25 mins until the oats are creamy and have absorbed most of the liquid.

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Liv Watson's picture
Liv Watson
7th May, 2020
Great recipe - added more spices than stated and it was lovely!
17th Jun, 2019
Not much flavour at all, and quite dry. I'd stick to overnight oats for better flavour and texture and it's much easier.
27th Jan, 2019
I have to agree that this is a prolonged way of making porridge. I was expecting something a bit better but it was nice.
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Howard Hughes
26th Dec, 2018
Never again. Very disappointed with the result. Just felt like a lot of extra effort and time when you might as well make it the usual way and get a better result. Took longer to cook than the recipe.
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Claire Mclean
18th Dec, 2018
I made this for my husband’s breakfast, as he is recovering from 2 heart attacks, he is trying to eat healthy breakfasts. I followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out very stodgy. I was quite disappointed. Hubby was very impressed though, he thought it was very sweet and loved the taste of the banana all the way through the porridge. I had to use another good glug of milk to loosen the porridge before it went into the bowl though! I am Scottish. I have been eating porridge all my days. Porridge is supposed to have a creamy texture. It is not supposed to be stodgy. If it is, then you are not doing it right. Also, porridge has to be stirred constantly, to encourage the oats to breakdown and absorb the fluid. We have a special tool for that job in Scotland, it’s called a Spurtle. No spurtle, no problem, just use a balloon whisk. In a pot on the hob, Milk/Water equal amounts, add your porridge oats, half a tsp of both cinnamon and ginger and apply heat. Stir and mix until creamy. Put it in a bowl, add fruit, and milk if required or a wee bit of honey. That’s it. Easy. It takes 5 mins to make. Why over complicate things?
8th Nov, 2018
Love this recipe! First time I followed the recipe and it was delicious, and the second time I added blueberries, 1/4 tsp each of baking powder and vanilla extract and cooked it for slightly longer and it was even better! Tastes like a dessert, definitely reccomend adding blueberries, even if they’re frozen ones.
29th Sep, 2018
I have made this twice in 2 days. It seems like quite an easy way to make good porridge (no standing over the hob). I preferred it nice and soft - in my oven nearer the 25min time. Also I liked the banana chunks on top cut a bit smaller than suggested but It doesn’t look as pretty.
25th Jun, 2018
Is this ok to bake and then eat for breakfast for a few days? Thanks.
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28th Jun, 2018
Thanks for your question. This is best served fresh as it will tend to become solid over time.
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