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Breakfast power for the weekend

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For extra protein and calcium make your porridge with milk rather than water.

Ingredients 1 Serve 2 Serve
Fruit porridge oats or rolled oats ½ cup 1 cup
Ground linseed (optional) 1 tablespoons 2 tablespoon
Milk or water 1 cup 2 cups
Maple syrup and milk or yoghurt To taste To taste

Walnuts chopped


2 tablespoons

To taste

¼ cup

To taste


  1. Put the oats, linseed and milk into a saucepan.
  2. Bring porridge to the boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for a minute or two until the oats are soft and creamy.
  3. Pour into a bowl, add the milk and maple syrup and top with sliced banana and nuts.

Variation: replace maple syrup with golden syrup, runny honey or brown sugar.


  1. Place oats, coconut and milk in a deep sided microwave-safe container.
  2. Cook, uncovered on high power for 2 minutes. Stir well.
  3. Cook 2 minutes on medium power. Stir and if needed cook for a further 30 seconds on medium power.
  4. Pour into a bowl, add milk if desired and maple syrup. Top with sliced banana and nuts.


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