Porridge with Peanut Butter & Banana

For all those peanut butter lovers out there, here’s a great twist on a porridge recipe! Try also with a sprinkle of chilli powder, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!!

Preparation Time:  2 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 5 Minutes                                   Serves:  2-3

Ingredients

  • 1 pint Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 150g Jumbo Porridge Oats
  • 2 tsp of Manuka Honey
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tsp of peanut butter
  • A pinch of Sea Salt

Method

1. Bring the milk, oats & salt to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly for 5mins, or until the oats have softened and the porridge thickened nicely. Add a little more milk at the end if necessary.

2. Stir in the manuka honey, bowl up, and top with the banana and peanut butter.

Bonus Bits

– Porridge is a great breakfast for a couple of mornings a week. Oats have a low glycemic index (GI) and resulting low blood sugar levels, so good slow release energy throughout the morning keeping energy peaks and troughs to a minimum, and hunger at bay.

– Manuka honey contains an extra, naturally occurring active ingredient, which makes it distinct from other honeys. This additional component is stable and doesn’t lose its potency when exposed to heat, light or dilution (unlike normal honey). Its special quality is known as UMF (unique manuka factor) and the higher the UMF, the more potent the honey and its powers (apparently you need a UMF of 10 or higher for the honey to be properly effective). It has antiviral and antibacterial actions, which is a good excuse for scoffing the stuff neat at the first sign of a cold or sore throat. (Taken from an article in the Telegraph – 10/08/2009)

– It’s amazing how many people think that peanut butter actually contains butter! It gains this buttery texture due to the high fat content, but these are mainly good unsaturated fats (in small doses!). Try and buy jars that contain 90-95% peanut or higher, and watch out for the ‘E’ numbers that a lot of manufacturers will use.

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Comments
5 Responses to “Porridge with Peanut Butter & Banana”
  1. Anika says:

    Mmmm, looks good. I might try it with almond milk and almond butter for a healthier, more alkaline option :o)

    • Yeah, I need restart playing around with around with things like almond milk, hazelnut milk and the like. Some more porridge recipes to follow then!

      • Anika says:

        I’m going to make my own hazlenut milk very soon, after trying a tasty shop bought one; I’ll use dates instead of sugar to sweeten – will let you know how I get on.

  2. Jane says:

    This also works well if you stir the peanut butter in to the milk, before you add the porridge….

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