Slow-cooked Porridge with Salted Caramel and Banana

. August, 2023
Slow-cooked Porridge with Salted Caramel and Banana

Indulge in a hearty bowl of slow-cooked porridge that will warm you up from the inside out. Made with rolled oats, white chia seeds, and a touch of Westgold Unsalted Butter, this porridge is a comforting breakfast option that will keep you fuelled all morning long.

Serves: 4


2 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoons white chia seeds
2 teaspoons Westgold Unsalted Butter
2 cups milk
3 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt

Caramel Sauce & Banana:
2 bananas, sliced longways
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons Westgold Unsalted Butter
2-3 tablespoons cream
sea salt flakes to taste
2 tablespoons each of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
4 tablespoons mixed nuts, chopped


To make the porridge:
Grease the inside of the slow cooker with butter. Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and stir to combine. Turn the slow cooker to low and allow to cook for 2-3 hours. Stir and adjust the consistency by adding more milk or water. Keep warm.

To make the caramel sauce and banana:
Heat a small frypan and melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar. 

Add the nuts and seeds and toss around until coated and toasted. Tip them out of the frypan into a bowl. 

Using the same frypan, melt the remaining butter and brown sugar and fry the banana slices for a few minutes on each side then remove them and place to the side. 

Keep all the juices in the frypan from cooking the bananas and add the cream & bring to a boil until bubbling and sauce consistency. Add sea salt to taste.

To finish the porridge: spoon porridge into serving bowls and top with cooked banana slices and caramel sauce. Sprinkle over toasted nuts and seeds and serve immediately.

COOKS NOTE: The porridge can be made with all water if preferred


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