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Chocolate Porridge

Chocolate Porridge

| On 19, Jun 2014

This chocolate porridge is the ultimate cheeky breakfast that’s not at all cheeky.

This warming breakfast is low GI, packed full of fibre and low in sugar. Perfect for any sweet tooths or kids who love an excuse to squeeze in chocolate into breakfast.

Porridge is a great breakfast choice, especially for winter. But it doesn’t have to be boring. This chocolate porridge doesn’t fall in the boring or unhealthy category. Using banana for its sweetness, this porridge will keep you full for hours and help fight off those mid-morning slumps.

Chocolate porridge
Makes one serving.

Ingredients
½ cup oats
¾ ripe banana
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp honey or maple syrup
½ cup milk of choice
½ cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings
¼ banana sliced
cacao nibs (optional)
extra honey or maple syrup (optional)
fresh berries

Method
1. In a saucepan, mash the banana using a fork.
2. Add in the remaining ingredients, mix well and bring to the boil.
3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes until creamy, making sure to stir often.
4. Transfer the porridge to a bowl and add the remainder of the banana, plus any more desired toppings.

A bowl of chocolate porridge enjoyed with a steaming cup of tea

A bowl of chocolate porridge enjoyed with a steaming cup of tea

Enjoy! For another delicious porridge alternative try my fig, macadamia and banana porridge.