Jonathan’s maple, peanut butter and caramelized banana porridge

Jonathan’s maple, peanut butter and caramelized banana porridge

I’m all about creating food for people I love, taking all of their favourite ingredients and turning it into something delicious for them. This is a recipe I created for my boyfriend Jonathan, to try to get him to jump on the porridge bandwagon with me (and I have to say, I succeeded!)

I needed to create something to satisfy Jonathan’s sweet tooth, and this recipe definitely ticks that box. It’s a gorgeously indulgent bowl, but still packed full of so much goodness. The potassium-rich banana and protein-packed nuts in particular make this the perfect breakfast to fuel you through a busy day.

Hope you enjoy. And share your recreations on Instagram/Twitter with the hashtag #lucysloveoffood – I love to see them!

Love Lucy x




  • 1/2 mug rolled porridge oats
  • 3/4 mug oat milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 banana
  • Handful of walnuts, crushed
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter



  • Place the oats in a pan with the milk, along with 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp of coconut oil and a splash of water.
  • Cook on a low heat for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly (This makes it so creamy, so give it lots of love!)
  • Stir through the maple syrup and another splash of milk. Keep stirring over a low heat until the oats are cooked, looking deliciously thick and creamy, which should take four to five minutes. (Add a few more splashes of oat milk, if needed!)
  • To make the caramelized bananas, heat 1 tsp coconut oil and cinnamon in a frying pan over a low heat.
  • Slice your banana in half, length-ways. When the coconut oil has melted, place both halves in the pan. Let them sizzle gently for a minute or two on each side, until they’re a lovely golden colour.
  • Pour your oats into a bowl, placing the caramelized bananas on top. Crumble some walnuts in, drizzle over some more maple syrup, and whack on a good dollop of peanut butter.
  • Dig in!


Porridge 1



1 Comment

  1. June 1, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. I too have been trying to get the bf into porridge – he’s still insistent on loading it with honey but it’s a step in the right direction! I discovered caramelised banana for the first time recently too; they’re a bit too much faff for a breakfast on the go but a lovely treat at the weekend.

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