Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 3
  • 269KCAL

This comforting bowl of porridge will keep you full until lunchtime! It’s topped with crunchy toasted coconut, fresh bananas and sticky maple syrup.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories269
  • Carbs37g
  • Protein4.3g
  • Fat11g
  • Saturates7.8g
  • Sugars17g

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When it comes to slimming friendly breakfasts, porridge is hard to beat – it’s tasty, filling and warms you up on chilly mornings. This vegan-friendly Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge is made with non-dairy coconut milk that not only keeps the calories down, it adds extra flavour too. 

This makes a really creamy, hearty bowl of oats that gets topped with chopped bananas and lightly toasted desiccated coconut for a little crunch. Ready in just 15 minutes, and with 269 calories in each serving, there’s no better way to start your day!

You can even make the porridge a day in advance and keep it in the fridge – just remember to leave off the toppings as they’ll taste best when they’re made fresh. 

What diets is this Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge suitable for?

This Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge recipe is suitable for dairy free and vegan diets. 

It can be made gluten free as long as you use gluten free oats, 

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge?

This is a lovely simple recipe that you can enjoy any day of the week. You’ll need some desiccated coconut which can be found in your usual supermarket, on the home baking aisle. 

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How many calories are in this Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge? 

This Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 269 calories per portion. 

This recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the oats, coconut milk alternative, desiccated coconut, maple syrup, vanilla extract and ginger in a medium saucepan and stir well.

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Step 2

Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 6-7 minutes, stirring until thickened and the oats have softened.

Step 3

For the topping: Preheat the grill on a medium setting. Place the coconut in a small ovenproof dish and place under the grill. Toast the coconut for 1-2 minutes or until golden, turning once and watching carefully as it can burn very easily.

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Step 4

Place the porridge in three bowls and place a few slices of banana on top of each. Drizzle over the maple syrup and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Serve at once, alone or with an accompaniment of your choice.

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What could I serve with this Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge?

This recipe is so hearty and filling, you don’t need to serve it with anything else. If you wanted to put on an impressive breakfast spread that includes a selection of sweet and savoury breakfast dishes, you could serve it alongside any of the following:

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How do you know when Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge is cooked?

You should cook this Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge until the oats have softened and the mixture has thickened. When toasting the desiccated coconut you should keep a close eye on it – you’re looking for it to turn golden brown but it can burn very easily.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, we’d recommend that you eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill in the fridge overnight. 

Remember to refrigerate the porridge before you have added the toppings – these can be added after the oats have been reheated. 

Can I freeze Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to freeze it BEFORE adding the toppings and do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge?

From chilled: Place in a microwavable container and loosely cover with cling film and heat in the microwave until piping hot throughout. Alternatively, transfer into a saucepan with a lid and place on a low heat until the porridge is hot all the way through. You may need to add a little water if the mixture is drying out. 

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight in the fridge and then reheat from chilled following the instructions above. 

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Coconut, Banana and Maple Porridge

This comforting bowl of porridge will keep you full until lunchtime! It’s topped with crunchy toasted coconut, fresh bananas and sticky maple syrup.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 269
  • Carbs 37G

Ingredients

For the porridge

  • 80 g rolled porridge oats
  • 550 ml coconut dairy free milk alternative
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground ginger

For the topping

  • 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut

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Instructions

  1. Place the oats, coconut milk alternative, desiccated coconut, maple syrup, vanilla extract and ginger in a medium saucepan and stir well.
  2. Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 6-7 minutes, stirring until thickened and the oats have softened.
  3. For the topping: Preheat the grill on a medium setting. Place the coconut in a small ovenproof dish and place under the grill. Toast the coconut for 1-2 minutes or until golden, turning once and watching carefully as it can burn very easily.
  4. Place the porridge in three bowls and place a few slices of banana on top of each. Drizzle over the maple syrup and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Serve at once, alone or with an accompaniment of your choice.

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Recipe notes

When toasting the desiccated coconut, keep a close eye on it, as it can burn very easily.

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LauraSunday 20th February 2022

Absolutely delicious! Only had oat milk but would love to try with coconut milk next time. 10/10!!! x

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    HollyMonday 21st February 2022

    Hi Laura, thanks for getting in touch we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

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TracyFriday 18th February 2022

I don’t have maple syrup can I use honey instead?

Loving your recent book Comfort foods, best cookbook I’ve used xx

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    SharonFriday 18th February 2022

    Hi Tracy, yes, you could use honey if you prefer. We’re so pleased to hear you’re loving our new book Comfort Food! Thanks for your lovely comment.

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