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Date and walnut porridge recipe

24 November 2014

Cooking the dates with the oats gives a rich, sweetly flavoured porridge that can be made without milk. Added walnuts and a sliced banana makes a satisfying breakfast.

Date and walnut porridge
Date and walnut porridge

Cooking time

7 minutes




  • 80g jumbo oats
  • 50g dates
  • 20g walnuts
  • 570ml water
  • 1 medium banana


Place the oats in a saucepan; add the water, and chop the dates and walnuts and add to the oats.

Bring to the boil, and simmer for six to seven minutes stirring from time to time.

Let stand for a minute before serving. Serve with the banana sliced on top.

Amount per serving

  • Calories 340
  • Total Fat 10 g    
  • Saturated Fat 1 g    
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
  • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 6 mg
  • Potassium 283 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 41 g    
  • Dietary Fibre 7 g    
  • Sugars11 g    
  • Protein 7 g    

Our thanks to Mornflake for permission to use this recipe.

Visit our breakfast recipe ideas section for more tasty ways to enjoy breakfast and brunch


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