Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Porridge

"Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Porridge. No matter how popular my porridge bowls might be on Instagram, our 4-year old sure knows how to knock my ego down. Every morning feels like a parody where I am the waiter that never gets it right. “That’s too little porridge dad!” “I want another bowl!” “Nooo, the berries are on the wrong side!” “The bananas can’t touch!” “MORE HONEY!” “Don’t swirl the peanut butter!”. We’ve tried letting him make his own porridge bowl but then he just intentionally puts EVERYTHING on and leaves nothing for his siblings."
-- @gkstories
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Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup plant based milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 banana, sliced
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Desiccated coconut, as garnish
  • Stewed berries, as garnish


  • Step 1

    Bring oats, chia seeds, water and milk to a boil in a medium pot. Mix in a pinch of salt.

  • Step 2

    Turn the heat down to a simmer, and mix in 1 mashed banana. Stir through. Simmer for 5 minutes, while stirring, until creamy and thick.

  • Step 3

    Mix in cacao powder and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Mix in 1-2 tablespoons more milk if needed. Transfer the porridge into two serving bowls.

  • Step 4

    To each bowl, stir through some peanut butter, a drizzle of honey, sliced banana, stewed berries, and dessicated​ coconut.