This is a winter favorite of ours, that builds on a traditional British breakfast dish. We add sultanas, bananas and cinnamon and it's awesome.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a saucepan, combine the oats, water, salt, sugar, bananas and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed, stirring frequently. Pour into bowls, and top each with a splash of cold milk.

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Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 2.4mg; sodium 600.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2005
I tried this recipe for myself and I really enjoyed it. The only change I made was that I used honey instead of sugar and was a little more liberal with the cinnamon. I love this recipe and will definitely make it again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2004
I am a porridge eater normally but was looking for a recipe similar to what the Hari Krishna tent serves up at the Glastonbury festival in the UK which is spicy sweet and breakfasty too. I found I needed to add more cinnamon to this and poured honey over it too or it would have been bland. I also used sultanas instead of bananas as the one I had previously had sultanas. Not a very exciting recipe but not bad either Read More
(23)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2005
I tried this recipe for myself and I really enjoyed it. The only change I made was that I used honey instead of sugar and was a little more liberal with the cinnamon. I love this recipe and will definitely make it again. Thanks! Read More
(37)
Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2004
I am a porridge eater normally but was looking for a recipe similar to what the Hari Krishna tent serves up at the Glastonbury festival in the UK which is spicy sweet and breakfasty too. I found I needed to add more cinnamon to this and poured honey over it too or it would have been bland. I also used sultanas instead of bananas as the one I had previously had sultanas. Not a very exciting recipe but not bad either Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
I didn't try it with bananas as I find cooked bananas too mushy. Instead I added dried raisins dried and chopped appricots and chopped almonds. I upped the cinnamon added cloves nutmeg and allspice and Voila! Christmas cookies for breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/10/2011
This was really weird. I cut the amount of salt in half and it was still way too salty. The whole thing tasted like salty bananas, very strange. Next time I will leave the salt out all together. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2004
Oops I must have forgotten to include 1/2 cup saltanas in the ingredients when I submitted the recipe. You simply add the saltanas with the other ingredients. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2006
I thought this was pretty bland until I added a ton of brown sugar. Maybe next time I'll add some more spices to it. My toddler ate a whole bowl of it though! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
Great recipe -- easy quick delicious and versatile. It's great as is but sometimes I leave out the bananas and add apples dates peaches apricots walnuts and/or berries --whatever I have on hand. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2006
I didn't like this recipe much. But I didn't make it for nothing because my mum ate it. I think I didn't enjoy it much because I dont like the hot banana taste. I added some brown sugar and that made a bit of difference but it still needed something. I dont think it tasted like porridge just bananas. Over all this recipe would be good for people that like the hot banana taste. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2011
Simple, fast and delicious recipe! Instead of sugar, I used honey. The taste of cooked banana combined with cinnamon makes the trick of this recipe. I really enjoyed this porridge and will make it again as long as I have bananas in my fruit basket! Read More
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