Weekends sometimes seem to call for a bowl of porridge that feels slightly less basic and run-of-the-mill, however, and this banana porridge is a great favourite. If we have some fresh blueberries in the fridge (and we did, today), I add those, but more often than not I prepare this with sultanas, which swell up, juicily delicious, as the porridge cooks.
1 cup porridge oats
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1 cup water
handful blueberries or sultanas
fresh nutmeg, to grate over
Mash the banana and blend with the milk and water. Put the porridge oats into a large microwaveable bowl and add a pinch of salt. If you're using sultanas, stir those in too. Pour the liquid into the bowl and mix well to combine. Microwave for 5 minutes, then stir and return to the microwave for another 3 minutes, or until cooked. It is ready when it looks like porridge! If you're having blueberries with it, stir those in now. Transfer to small bowls for serving and grate a smattering of fresh nutmeg over.