Banana Recipes

Serves: 4 / Prep time: 10 mins / Cook time: 10 mins

Banana & Cinnamon Porridge

The perfect way to feed the family in the morning and warm them from the inside out. This costs less than $5 per serve.


  • 3 cups reduced-fat milk or water
  • 1 ΒΌ cups traditional rolled oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 medium bananas sliced diagonally
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  • Toasted almonds or seeds (optional)


Bring milk or water to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in oats and with a pinch salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low to medium heat. Constantly stirring with a wooden spoon, cook for 5 minutes or until porridge thickens.

Remove from heat. Cover and stand for 5 minutes to thicken.

Serve into bowls. Top with slice banana, a dusting of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup, sprinkle of brown sugar or honey. Sprinkle with nuts or seeds (optional)


You can alternatively mash the banana and stir it through your porridge

To cook in the microwave, place oats and 3 cups cold water in a large, microwave safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered for approximately 6 minutes or until cooked through.

Recipes developed by: Megann Evans & Tim Montgomery