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  • Writer's pictureAngela, Digital Chef, Africa Analyst

Orange and banana porridge

Recipe name: Orange caramelized banana porridge

Subtitle: Porridge

Culture: Benin

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Recipe story:

This fresh citrusy spin on classic caramelized bananas is a very nice dish. This is a nice vegetarian meal.


Caramelized bananas

· 2 small bananas (peeled)

· 2 oranges, juiced

· ¼ cup of brown sugar

· 1 tbsp. of lemon juice.

· 1 tsp cinnamon.


· 2/3 cup rolled oats

· 11/3 cup water

· 1 tbsp. brown sugar

· 1 tsp cinnamon.

To top (optional)

· Nut butter

· Coconut yogurt

· Coconut flakes

· Orange slices.


To make caramelized bananas

  1. In a large frying pan, heat orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon over low heat for about 12 minutes or until mixture thickens to syrup.

  2. Add peeled bananas into pan. Cook each side for a few minutes, ensuring the bananas get fully coated with the orange syrup.

  3. Serve immediately with remaining syrup on top of the porridge, with ice cream or on their own.

To make porridge

  1. Heat all porridge ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently for about 10 minutes or until porridge is thick and creamy. Top with caramelized banana and other desired toppings

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