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Updated on February 10, 2012

Banana Porridge

Breakfasts and lunches came in for careful scrutiny, with the accent on speedily-prepared dishes for schooldays and some special treats for weekends. Suppers are more substantial, but also take into account the pit-stop factor: some dishes can be made in minutes while others can safely be put on hold for latecomers.


300mL/l ofl oz semi-skimmed milk

300mL. l ofl oz water

110g/3 1/2 oz rolled oats

pinch salt, optional

1-2 bananas, mashed

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1. Combine milk and water in a heavy-based saucepan.

Stir in oats and salt if using.

2. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly, then simmer, stirring

from time to time, for 6-8 minutes or until the porridge thickens.

3. Remove from the heat and stir in the mashed banana.

Serve with hot milk or yogurt and honey.


1 1/2 cups/ 230g/7 1/2 oz whole meal

self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup/30g/1oz bran cereal, toasted

1/3 cup/60g/2oz brown sugar

2green apples, grated

2eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup'45g/1 1/2oz low-fat natural yoghurt

1 tablespoon polyunsaturated vegetable oil

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1. Sift together flour, nutmeg and baking powder into a bowl.

Add bran cereal and sugar and mix to combine

2. Make a well in centre of flour mixture. Add apples, eggs,

yoghurt and oil and mix until just combined.

3. Spoon mixture into twelve greased 1/4 cup/ 125ml /4fl oz

muffin tins and bake in a 200' C/400'F/ Gas 6 oven for 15

minutes or until muffins are cooked when tested with a



l medium ripe banana

l 1/2 cups/360g/12oz natural yoghurt

l egg

honey to taste

nutmeg or cinnamon

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Place all ingredients except nutmeg or cinnamon into a

blender and blend until fluffy.

2. Pour into glass and sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon.

Note: Orange juice can be substituted for the yoghurt

for a refreshing change.


l egg

1/2 cup/60mL/2fl oz milk.

l teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 slices whole meal bread

cinnamon powder

fruit for serving

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1. Place egg, milk, sugar and vanilla into a flat dish, whisk with

a fork.

2. Place bread into egg mixture and leave 1-2 minutes.

3. Heat non-stick frying pan, place the bread into the pan

and allow to brown before turning to brown other side

Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with fresh fruit.


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    • shanaya profile image

      shanaya 6 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

      Dear Maira! Thanks for sharing these recipes with us.:)




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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      Hi Maira, Banana Porridge looks tasty and easy to make. I am going to vote it up and try your receipe .

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Maira, all these breakfasts and fruit recipes sound so good, i will have to try them !

      Awesome hub !!!