Rating: 4.09 stars
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

'Yummy, mummy!' is something you're bound to hear when you make this delicious breakfast treat. A simple oatmeal porridge with mashed bananas and melted chocolate make it extra special! You can add raisins and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, depending on what your family likes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine water, oats and salt. Simmer 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 3 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, banana and chocolate chips.

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Nutrition Facts

516 calories; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 108.1g; fat 9.1g; sodium 318.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
I cut the sugar back by half and I used mini chocolate chips. Right after serving I floated a little milk on the top. The kids thought this was awesome. My oldest asked me next time if we could try this with mashed strawberries. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2007
Way too sweet. I would leave out the brown sugar and just sprinkle a few chips on top instead of using 1/4 cup. Read More
(4)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
I cut the sugar back by half and I used mini chocolate chips. Right after serving I floated a little milk on the top. The kids thought this was awesome. My oldest asked me next time if we could try this with mashed strawberries. Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2012
Nice change from plain 'ol oatmeal. And the additional of chocolate for breakfast - yummy! This not only tastes delicious, but happens to be good for you too! I cut back on the sugar a bit (personal preference). I added a little cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. I topped this with some toasted walnuts - so good I almost didn't think it was breakfast! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
This may sound sweet and not too good but believe me it's great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2008
Obviously if you add chocolate and brown sugar to something it's going to be delicious.:) I'm enjoying a bowl as I type this and it is very good. I did cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup and even with a pretty green banana it's plenty sweet. I sprinkled some cinnamon on top and it was great! It does crack me up that all the reviews for this recipe call for omitting the sugar and the chocolate: "try this it's amazing!" That's not a recipe that's just regular oatmeal people. Enjoy! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
Both my boys (3 and 1) clean their bowls whenever I serve this. And my 3 year old is VERY picky. I cut down the sugar to about 1/4 cup or less. I also plan to use peanut butter maybe omit the banana. but each time I think to do it I don't want to mess with a good thing! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2006
I love the idea of adding in mashed banana in a porridge. Definitely a different way to serve plain old oatmeal. I love the fact that oatmeal makes a nutritious breakfast and I was looking for a new way to prepare it rather than eating pre-favored packaged instant oatmeal which is not that healthy. Finally I found one. However I made mine low-fat. I opt out the chocolate chips and used 1 tsp brown sugar for one serving (I scaled down to one serving) only. It is sweet enough for me as banana has its natural sweetness added to it already. And I used half water half fat-free milk. It turned out fabulous! All you health conscious people out there if you want a low-fat low-cal delicious oatmeal porridge without compromising the good taste do it this way!!! I promise you you won't be disappointed. Thank you so much for the recipe idea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
I really liked this - my three boys however were not crazy about it. It was pretty sweet - so next time I will decrease the sugar a bit and probably not use as many chocolate chips. The banana is a great touch. Mmmmmmmmm Good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2004
I substituted raisins for the chocolate chips and added a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. It was awesome! Next time I will definitely have to try it with the chocolate. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2007
This was really tasty and a nice change from the oatmeal we normally eat. I omitted the brown sugar as my banana was pretty ripe and it was perfect. Just a touch sweet. Nice way to sneak fruit into my kids. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2007
Way too sweet. I would leave out the brown sugar and just sprinkle a few chips on top instead of using 1/4 cup. Read More
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