Banana Peanut Butter Porridge

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may know that porridge is one of my favourite breakfasts.ย  It’s tasty – but healthy, full of flavour – but quick to make. I usually make my breakfast porridge at work, in a quick, cooking-free version with yoghurt. However, when I’m at home – usually on weekends – I like to cook proper porridge, with milk, on the hob. So, without further ado, here’s my recipe for banana and peanut butter porridge!

By the way – yesterday, I posted a list of fun facts about bananas. Check it out if you’d like to learn something about the star of today’s recipe!

For 1 serving, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 generous teaspoon of peanut butter
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • almond flakes (optional)

For a cooked porridge I generally stick to the same basic proportions: 1/2 cup rolled oats for 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup milk. I find this to yield the best results in terms of final texture – thick and creamy.

In a pot, pour 1/2 cup rolled oats with 1/2 cup boiling water and set aside for a few minutes. Oats will absorb all the moisture and soften.


Mash the banana with a fork and add it to the pot. Add 1/2 cup milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Put the pot on the hob and bring it to simmer. Let it cook on the lowest heat for about 10 minutes – the porridge will thicken. Stir it frequently while it’s cooking – milk likes to burn at the bottom of the pot!


When the texture is nice and creamy, take the pot off the hob. Pour the porridge into a bowl. Add a generous portion of peanut butter. Sprinkle your porridge with almond flakes and cinnamon.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how this porridge is sweet without any added sugar (banana does the job). It’s also full of protein from milk, peanut butter and almonds, and brings healthy, complex carbs from the oats that will keep you full for longer. Healthy, super filling, full of flavour and simple to make!

And in case you’re in a rush and would prefer a no-cook porridge, check out this recipe:

5-minute cherry and coconut porridge

30 thoughts on “Banana Peanut Butter Porridge

        1. Ah, right. Oatmeal it is! ๐Ÿ™‚
          Porridge from what I know is a general term for cooked cereals, not necessarily oats, while oatmeal… well, it’s porridge made specifically with oats. Though in Scotland (where porridge is from) it’s usually made with oats and ‘porridge’ by default equals oatmeal. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. Hey, how British of we Americans! Aren’t we the same people anyway… It was all a huge family misunderstanding. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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  1. I do like banana in porridge, although I eat porridge less often these days. I’ve never tried it with peanut butter though… perhaps another experiment when I finally buy some!

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      1. Alphe I have to admit, I am not a nut fan………so almonds are out too. Never liked it since I remember. I always gave them to my sister… and she gave me the mushrooms she didn’t like ๐Ÿ™‚ Never mind !

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    1. That’s true! I generally tend to buy crunchy peanut butter on most occasions, for the crunch, unless there’s an amazing offer on smooth ones and I’m in a Scrooge-like mood ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Cannot be! Have you had oatmeal then? I’ve noticed those who know it as oatmeal tend to be unaware of this other name – funny as two things can have different names in different countries! ๐Ÿ™‚

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