Banana porridge and buttered apples
Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1.5 cups ( 12fl oz) boiling water 1 cup ( 8fl oz) milk of your choice A pinch of salt 1 banana, sliced thinly ( bruised ones are fine) 2 tbsp apple or maple syrup For the buttered apples: 50g ( 1oz) butter 2 eating apples, cored and thinly sliced 1 tbsp sugar or syrup
Method 1. Place oats, water, milk, banana and salt in a saucepan and bring slowly to the boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. The banana should almost dissolve. 2. Remove from heat and let the porridge stand, covered, for two- three minutes before serving. Add more liquid to suit your taste. 3. To make the buttered apples, melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the apples and sprinkle with sugar or syrup. Cook gently until the undersides of the apples are pale golden. Turn slices over very gently, and cook until golden and translucent. 4. To serve, spoon porridge into two bowls, top with buttered apples and syrup. Tips: If you have a glut of apples, pan fry them as above in batches and freeze in portions. If you are not a fan of banana just leave it out.