Banana & Cinnamon Porridge

Banana & Cinamon Porridge

Serves 6

  • 200g of porridge oats with bran
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 2 tablespoons clear honey
  • 300g strawberries, hulled & halved

Bring 1 litre of water to the boil in a large saucepan then pour in the porridge oats, stirring all the time until well mixed. Stir in the cinnamon. Bring to a simmer, then gently for about 10 minutes, adding extra water if liked to give a soft consistency. Stir occasionally. Roughly mash three of the bananas and stir through the porridge. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey. Slice the remaining banana and mix with the strawberries. Spoon the porridge into bowls and serve at once, topped with fruit.

Leftovers will keep in the fridge 1-2 days.

Per Serving: 221 kcals, 3g fat, 0.5 saturated fat, 45g of carbohydrates, 0.01g sodium


A variation on porridge was submitted through our Facebook page by Allison Green, as follows: 

  • Make up some porridge as normal and open up a can of sugar free fruit cocktail,drain off the juice and try keep half of the can for tomorrows porridge….its yummy and no sweetener needed
  • Also add pureed or stewed apple through the porridge with some cinnamon to sweeten
  • Irish Diet Strawberry Yogurt through the porridge with some chopped strawberries on top

Watch the Portion Size of your porridge serving when cooked!! Half a large bowl or a full small bowl is more than enough!

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Cooking Well for Diabetes is suitable for people with Type 1 & 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, families and carers of people with diabetes. All courses include a cookery demo with tasters, portion size measurement aids, a copy of the Low GI Diet Book and much much more. If you would like to speak to some of the participants who have benefitted from these courses, we would be more than happy to put you in contact with them.

All our courses are 4 weeks in duration, run 2 hours per week either on a week day evening or a Saturday. If you miss one week, we would be more than happy to facilitate your attendance on another course, so you don’t miss out on any of the course content.

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