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, writes Megann Evans

Banana & Cinnamon Porridge

Serves: 3 – 4

Prep: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 3 cups reduced-fat milk or water
  • 1 ¼ 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)


  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat. Cover and stand for 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. 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

How much do Aussies enjoy our favourite snack?

  • 400,000 tonnes of bananas were produced in FY21[2]
  • 6.6 million Aussie households purchase Bananas every 4 weeks[3]

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