Banana, nut and honey porridge | Student cookbook

Full of slow-release carbs, porridge is one of the best ways to start the day, but let's face it – it doesn't taste of much. Throw in a banana and some nuts and make it much tastier (and healthier).

Serves: 1-2
Cooking time: 5 mins

A small, ripe banana – or 1/2 a larger one
Just under 1/2 a mug of porridge oats
A mug of semi-skimmed milk
A dsp (ie cereal spoon size) of honey or soft brown sugar
A small handful of chopped nuts (almonds are especially good)

Rinse a small, preferably nonstick pan with cold water (this makes it easier to clean afterwards).Peel and slice the banana and put it in the pan with the oats, milk and honey. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, then turn the heat down and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Give it a good final stir to break up the banana then serve with extra milk (or a splash of cream) and sprinkle with the chopped nuts.

Tip: Another good addition to porridge is apple puree, which you can either make yourself or buy ready-made. If you want to make apple porridge, use slightly less liquid than in the recipe above, replace half the milk with water and add a pinch of cinnamon.

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