This caramelised banana porridge will make your mornings great again! Just as quick as your boring old plain porridge but one million times better! Vegan, gluten free, healthy and no refined sugar.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw honey / maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium banana sliced
  • 45 g (1/2 cup) rolled porridge oats certified gluten free
  • 250 ml (1 cup) nut milk / water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

To serve (optional)

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs


  1. Into a small frying pan over a medium heat, add the coconut oil, honey / maple syrup and vanilla. Stir until the coconut oil is melted and has combined with the sweetener. Add the banana and bring the pan to a simmer, turning the banana regularly to avoid it burning. Once the banana slices have turned golden brown, remove from the heat.

  2. While the banana is simmering add the porridge oats, nut milk / water and cinnamon into a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Stir the porridge constantly (the more you stir, the creamier your porridge will be) whilst bringing it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the porridge has reached your desired consistency. Remove from the heat.

To serve

  1. Pour the porridge into a large bowl and top with the banana, left over syrup from the frying pan, peanut butter and cacao nibs. Enjoy whilst still piping hot served alongside a big cup of tea!

Recipe Notes

Personally I like my porridge made with half almond milk and half water. Feel free to use whatever milk you prefer or even just water on its own!

A few substitutes you could use are: 


You can use these caramelised bananas to top anything! It is great with yogurt, granola or even a cheeky scoop of ice cream as a dessert.