Nut, Banana & Cinnamon Porridge

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. There’s nothing quite like the first spoonful of food after a night’s sleep. So, for me, breakfast needs to be delicious, enticing and, it goes without saying, nutritious.

My food journey has taken me down a path that is increasingly gluten-free, processed sugar-free and abundantly rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Healthy dairy and fats are an essential part of my regimen too and, as I discovered just a couple of weeks ago, the way I eat pretty much aligns with the so-called ‘Primal Diet’.

The Primal Diet is very similar to the Paleo Diet, except it’s more forgiving, allowing for healthy dairy options, like milk, butter and yoghurt – full fat, of course. It’s been useful to read through the diet’s guidelines and understand the science behind it, though I don’t necessarily choose to follow it blindly. For instance, I don’t think the Primal Diet would allow for the large slice of Lemon Meringue Pie I had on Saturday, or the slice of sponge cake I had on Sunday! (Lol).

Indulgences aside, I have really appreciated the cookbook ‘Primal Blueprint: Quick & Easy Meals’ by Mark Sisson & Jennifer Meier, which has provided me with healthy recipes I can make at a moment’s notice. One of the recipes I’ve enjoyed so far is this Nut, Banana & Cinnamon Porridge. Made without the usual oats, but using a mix of nuts, almond milk, cinnamon and banana, it’s a real discovery. It’s also very filling, so a small plateful goes a long way!

You could be inventive around some of the ingredients, using your own preferred nuts and spices, and adorn it with any number of fruits you like. Enjoy!



Start your day with a nourishing boost! This hearty porridge features a nutty blend, the natural sweetness of banana, and a hint of warming cinnamon. Quick and easy to prepare, it's a deliciously wholesome breakfast choice…try with your favorite nuts and seeds. Top with fresh berries for extra sweetness.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 409 kcal



  • 1/2 cup almonds (whole or slivered)
  • 1/2 cup pecans or whatever nut you prefer
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk plus more to taste


  • Add all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until the porridge reaches the consistency you like (i.e. you can enjoy it quite textured and ‘nutty’, or you can aim for smooth and creamy.
  • Heat the porridge on the stove-top or in the microwave until it’s hot, then serve with extra ‘milk’ and fruit.


Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 10gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 187mgPotassium: 470mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Nut Banana Porridge, Porridge
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About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


  1. This looks delicious, I will definitely have to try it, I love your photography too it makes it look so delicious. I can’t have ordinary porridge so I am happy to find an alternative.


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