Vanilla Banana & Date Porridge (Oatmeal)

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins

I had some dried banana & wasn't sure what to do with it so thought I'd give it a go in my porridge

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons dried bananas, finely chopped (not banana chips but soft dried banana)
  • 2 tablespoons pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 14 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla-flavored syrup
  • milk, to serve


  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl & cook in the microwave for approx 1 1/2 mins, stirring after a minute.
  2. Serve with extra milk.
Most Helpful

This is a good way to spice up your oatmeal. I used walnuts instead of dates, since I didn't have any. I love dried bananas, they are so flavorful. The only slight negative is that the flavor does get a little lost in this. But still -- a great breakfast.

Maito May 15, 2008

Oh Mandy, what a terrific creation! Cutting the bananas is a little difficult but worth it. I omitted the vanilla syrup but used light vanilla soymilk instead of milk. My husband gave me an odd look when he saw me with a martini glass at 7 a.m. until I told him this oatmeal was made for the Beverage Tag Game.

FLKeysJen May 07, 2008