Creamy ‘caramel’ almond & banana porridge


I’ve had a lot of porridge in my time, and I might go as far as saying this is the best I’ve tried! It’s so creamy and rich but also energy boosting and nourishing. The maca makes it taste like you’ve been very naughty and poured in some caramel but really it’s providing a huge superfood energy boost. And it tastes wonderful with the nutty flavour that the almond butter adds. This porridge is such a quick breakfast and very simple to make that it will suit anyone’s lifestyle.


1/3 cup gluten free oats
1 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 tsp Organic Burst Maca powder
1 tsp pure honey
1 tbsp almond butter (see how to make your own)

Toppings: frozen strawberries, cherries, pumpkin seeds, blueberries & banana. But you can use whatever you like :) maybe some cacao nibs, bee pollen or other fruits.


Simply add the oats, almond milk, maca powder and honey to a pan and allow it to heat for about five minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
Stir in the almond butter and let it dissolve.
Once it’s all mixed pour into a pretty bowl and add your toppings. Enjoy! X


  1. Hayley-Eszti August 27, 2014 / 12:12 am

    This looks and sounds soooo good! Once again you’ve got me lusting over your bowel! Seriously, that bowel is beautiful!

  2. thenoblefoodie August 27, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Wow, another breakfast wow from me!! Question: I am allergic to oats and it badly triggers my asthma, so haven’t eaten porridge for a good year…but totally love it. Usually I use buckwheat flakes or millet replacements in recipes, but do you think they would work for porridge too? I always get worried the flakes aren’t chunky enough and would absorb the liquid too quickly :-( Great post and beautiful pics, as ever hun! xx

    • spooniesophia August 27, 2014 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! I think the best alternative would be whole buckwheat. You soak it overnight then cook as as you would porridge oats but instead of milk, use water (plus anything else you want to add like cinnamon, honey etc). Once it’s cooked pour on some dairy free milk and maybe some fruit :) hope that helps? Thank you so much xx

  3. thenoblefoodie August 27, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    That’s a massive help – that sounds lovely! It’s one of those things that I’ve just never properly found an alternative for.. I’ll let you know how it goes! xx

  4. lennae87 August 28, 2014 / 5:49 am

    wowza that looks amazing!

  5. juliavanderwyk August 31, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    I’ve been having a pumpkin porridge but this looks like a fantastic alternative. can’t wait to try it!

    • spooniesophia September 3, 2014 / 1:42 pm

      Mmmm pumpkin porridge sounds scrummy! Might have to try that :) x

  6. Anna December 14, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Looks and sounds sooo yummy!! I’ll definitely be trying this :)

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