Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Porridge

Nigerian oatmeal porridge

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Porridge is another recipe that I created and this was motivated by my undying love for oatmeal. Honestly, oatmeal is one of those foods that you can’t go wrong with; apart from the fact that it’s quite healthy, it’s also convenient and easy to prepare. I also love the idea that you can pair it with so many things like my Mango Coconut Oatmeal Porridge. I try as much as possible to switch my oatmeal toppings and ingredients so that I have variety, but I never get tired of eating oatmeal.

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This entire oatmeal porridge meal is quite healthy as it combines cocoa powder and banana which are packed with nutrients. The chocolate powder gives the porridge a rich luxurious taste and pairs well with the sweetness from the banana.

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This oatmeal porridge is nutritious, easy to make and best of all yummy for the belly. Oh and before I forget, kids absolutely love this. 

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NOTE TO READER: For this recipe ratio, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder is fine as well, but I prefer 2 because my porridge comes out with a much richer chocolatey look and taste. Anything more than 2 tablespoons might give your porridge a bit of a strong taste that you might not like If you aren’t a fan of dark chocolate. 

Serves:  2-4
Recipe level: Easy
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Meal type:  Main Meal
Meal time: Breakfast
Country/Region: Nigeria

CHOCOLATE BANANA OATMEAL PORRIDGE RECIPE 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cup oatmeal 
  • 2 cups water or liquid milk 
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 heaped tablespoons powdered milk, if you’re not using liquid milk, add at the end
  • 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar 
  • 1 large banana, sliced 
  • Chocolate chips, topping 

METHOD

  1. Add water and stir in oats and cocoa powder into a small saucepan; cook on medium high heat for 8 mins.
  2. Serve oats in a bowl, Mix in honey or sugar; also mix in powered milk at this point if you didn’t use liquid milk.
  3. Layer 1/2 banana slices and top with chocolate chips on each one of the 2 plates of porridge.

Enjoy the rich and sweet flavour of this dish.

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