Sunday should always be an excessive breakfast in bed kinda day.
The other week I pimped up my staple banana and peanut butter porridge, the result of which was this Banana’s in Pyjamas porridge. (I was in pj’s not the bananas just to clarify).
One of the fabby things about bananas is their natural sweetness. The caramelised bananas in this recipe taste ridiculously indulgent but have absolutely nothing added to them (no sugar or nuffin!) to make them taste so good!!
I’ve been told the bananas in the photo look like roast potatoes however I promise they taste amazing and not like they belong in a roast dinner.
1 large handful of oats
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 medium banana
1 generous tablespoon of proper peanut butter*
1/2 teaspoon of sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon of chopped walnuts
Water (approx double the amount of liquid to oats is needed but can be adjusted depending on how you like your oats, less water=thicker oats, duh!)
*Make sure the peanut butter you buy is the good stuff. I’m talking no added oil and definitely no added sugars! I make my own peanut butter, Slutty Nutty, and can confirm the only ingredient needed is a bit of salt to bring out the delicious, nutty, flavour.My beloved homemade peanut butter containing nothing but peanuts and a dash of salt.
Add oats, cinnamon and water to a microwavable bowl.
Slice the banana and heat up a non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat
Microwave the oats for approx 1 minute.
Meanwhile add your sliced banana to the frying pan in a single layer. Tip – don’t put them too close together as it makes it trickier to turn them in once piece!)
Give your oats a stir and add more water if necessary before microwaving for another minute.
Once your bananas start to go a beautiful golden colour, flip them over to caramelise the other side. This will depend on your pan and hob but I find they need a good couple of minutes on each side.
Check on your oats. If they’re still a bit liquidy for your preference microwave a tad longer, or if too thick add a touch more water before sticking back in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Once your oats are at the desired consistency add the now deliciously caramelised banana and as it’s the weekend smother it in a particularly hefty dollop of Nutoriously Nutty Slutty Nutty.
Finally sprinkle with the walnuts and seeds to add a bit of crunch.
Now grab a spoon, get back into bed and enjoy!
Please let me know what you think in the comments below or if you try this recipe yourself tag @HonestlyPorridge on Instagram so I can see your delicious creations!