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Pounds-off porridge

Ah, the humble porridge. Some say it is boring and others unite in the #porridgeporn revolution. Whatever crowd you follow, give this recipe a shot.



50g rolled oats

200ml milk or almond milk

1 small ripe banana, sliced

1 tbsp honey

Small handful of flaked almonds

Pinch of cinnamon to taste

pinch of sea salt



  1. Place the oats, milk and salt in a large heat proof bowl and pop in the microwave for 1 minute. (or alternatively, place them in a small pan over a medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring often for 5 minutes)
  2. Remove it from the microwave, give it a good stir and place it back in the microwave for a further 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, gently heat the almonds until toasted and browned.
  4. Remove the porridge from the microwave (or the hob) and leave to stand for 1 minute.
  5. Top the porridge with fresh cinnamon, honey, toasted almonds and the sliced banana- enjoy!

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