This satisfying breakfast is slightly sweet, but not so much so that you feel like you're eating dessert for breakfast. In fact, most of the sweetness comes from sliced banana, while just a touch comes from a drizzle of maple syrup. Sliced, toasted almonds add nuttiness and crunch, but feel free to use any nut, such as walnuts, pecans, or cashews. In the wintertime, add chopped fresh mango or pineapple to the banana. In the summer, top this porridge with fresh berries, which will also make for a pretty presentation.

Julia Levy


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  • Combine porridge, almond milk, and 1 teaspoon of the syrup in a medium-size microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH until warmed through, stirring halfway, about 2 minutes. Top with banana and almonds. Drizzle with remaining 1 teaspoon syrup.