Cinnamon Porridge with Banana and Almonds

Porridge is so easy to make that it's almost a bit ridiculous. And it's probably the cheapest breakfast you can have.

I bought this huge bag of rolled oats a couple of weeks before Christmas, and it feels like a never-ending fountain of oats — it just doesn't seem to disappear no matter how much I use. Which means you should be expecting a lot of recipes with oats in near future. I have a feeling you'll be needing one of those big bags as well. 

I know of a lot of people who aren't fond of the taste of porridge. If you're one of those people, just add a few more tasty ingredients and it'll taste heaps better. I'm sure anyone would want a spoonful of this delicious porridge, just from the looks of it. 

This recipe contains milk. If you don't have any type of milk around your house, you can replace it with water. The porridge won't fill you up as much, but it tastes almost as good! 


Recipe

Cinnamon Porridge with Banana and Almonds

 

SERVES 1-2

READY IN 10-15 min

DIFFICULTY Super easy

 

Ingredients:

200 ml rolled oats

250 ml milk

Salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 banana

Almonds (flaked or crushed)

Maple syrup (optional)

 

Instructions:

Put the rolled oats along with the milk, a pinch of salt, and the cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook on a medium to high temperature. Make sure to stir regularly as the porridge absorbs the milk quite fast. You don't want to burn it! If you like the porridge to be a little wetter, you can always add more milk. 

When it looks like porridge (or anything similar to the photos above) throw it into a bowl. Cut half a banana in slices, put them on top of the porridge, and sprinkle some almonds over. The banana is already adding a little sweetness to your breakfast, but it tastes even yummier with a bit of maple syrup.

Ragnhild Utne is a 24-year-old photographer and creative based in Stavanger, Norway, and London, UK. She recently graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne, with a BA in Photography and is now pursuing an MA in Communication Design at Ravensbourne.

 

Her interest in photography began at a young age, borrowing her dad’s camera, using her friends as models and exploring the world of dreamy light and glittering eyes. In 2011, after finishing High School, she became a student at Elverum Folk High School. Here, she was given the opportunity to delve into a world where personal growth and creativity were in focus. After falling madly in love with photography over and over again, she mid-year decided to pursue a career within Media and Communications.

She has over the last few years approached different creative fields, and have gained a keen interest in graphic and web design, publication and journalism.

During her studies at an overseas institution, she has been volunteering at Association of Norwegian Students Abroad, as Head of ANSA Australia and later Member of the Board of Directors. She is currently Web Officer at ANSA UK.