Semolina Breakfast Porridge

Semolina breakfast porridge is a delicious, sweet and nutritious alternative to traditional porridge oats. Made with sliced banana, sultanas and chopped nuts it’s a healthy and filling start to the day too!

Semolina breakfast porridge is a delicious, sweet and nutritious alternative to traditional porridge oats. Made with sliced banana, sultanas and chopped nuts it's a healthy and filling start to the day too!

Now, if you live in the U.K. and you’re reading this you’ll probably be thinking “why on earth would anyone want to have semolina as a breakfast porridge”?

Well, I’m in the U.K. and I thought that once!

But seriously this semolina breakfast porridge is good! REALLY GOOD!

Also semolina breakfast porridge is actually enjoyed by many other countries around the world as a breakfast staple!

Semolina breakfast porridge is a delicious, sweet and nutritious alternative to traditional porridge oats. Made with sliced banana, sultanas and chopped nuts it's a healthy and filling start to the day too!

It could be that U.K readers also have recollections (maybe nightmares 😮 ) of semolina being served as those infamous school dinners. With a splodge of jam in the middle.

But this is nothing like that!

So let me tell you how this semolina breakfast porridge came about…….

How This Semolina Breakfast Porridge Came About

Recently, faced with a blown microwave, and unable to microwave my porridge oats for breakfast, I thought I would experiment a little.

So, all I did was simply swap my usual porridge oats for stove cooked semolina and mix in a combination of fruits, seeds and nuts into it. The result, albeit simple, was pretty good!

The banana and honey give the breakfast just the natural sweetening it needs.

Then the cinnamon gives it that delicious spicy flavour you can only associate with cinnamon.

And the chopped nuts provide just a little bit of delicate crunch to top it off.

Semolina breakfast porridge is a delicious, sweet and nutritious alternative to traditional porridge oats. Made with sliced banana, sultanas and chopped nuts it's a healthy and filling start to the day too!

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Semolina breakfast porridge is a delicious, sweet and nutritious alternative to traditional porridge oats. Made with sliced banana, sultanas and chopped nuts it's a healthy and filling start to the day too!
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Semolina Breakfast Porridge
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 
Delicious, sweet and nutritious breakfast porridge alternative to traditional porridge oats.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 556 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 250 ml skimmed milk
  • 40 g fine semolina flour
  • 20 g sultanas
  • 10 g chopped mixed nuts
  • 10 g flax seeds optional
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Gently heat the milk in a small saucepan and gradually add the semolina, stirring constantly until all the milk is absorbed. The semolina should have a porridge like consistency.
  2. Stir in the sultanas, chopped nuts and flax seeds.
  3. Decorate the top with the sliced banana, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey

Nutrition Facts
Semolina Breakfast Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Cholesterol 25.8mg 9%
Sodium 116.4mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 94.6g 32%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 26%
Sugars 45.2g
Protein 17.2g 34%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 32%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Delicious, sweet and nutritious! Try this semolina breakfast porridge alternative to traditional porridge oats. It's made with sliced banana, sultanas and chopped nuts. Everything you need for a great start to the day. Kids will love this!

Right so, there you have it, another really simple breakfast alternative that I hope you enjoy.

If you do, have you checked out my other oats & porridge breakfasts?

So folks, as I come to the end of my first week in my new job, I’ve come to realise that I’ll need to make some scheduling changes here, just so I can manage to continue to post twice weekly.

I hope to cover those with you on Sunday, in my “What’s Not Cooking” update. So I’ll let you know then. 🙂

But, finally as its Thursday today lets link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons and see what’s going on over there!

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Comments

  1. My mom used to make us semolina pudding with sultanas and cashews when my sis and I were growing up – so semolina porridge for breakfast sounds delightful to me!
    Congrats of finishing your first week at your new job – hoping you are liking it! Happy Thursday!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey Shashi, yeah my brother and I used to get semolina pudding with jam in it from our mom, I loved it, so I guess that’s where my love of it originally came from too!

      Thanks re the new job, I’m enjoying it so far! 🙂

  2. You are the porridge king. You can wear a bowl for your crown and spoon for your scepter.
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  3. I’ve never actually had semolina and don’t know much about it…does it have gluten?
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Charissa, Semolina comes from the outer coat of wheat and yes it does have gluten (I just googled that answer, as although I knew that, their explanation was quicker than mine would have been 😉 )

      Semolina is what most pasta is made from. Although myself I do prefer wholemeal pasta and wheat, barley or rye pasta’s would be gluten free.

      Hope this helps 😀

  4. oh bugger. So if i can’t have seminola (although i so want to) what can i have instead here. Quinoa? looks so good!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I would say definitely Quinoa Lindsay. What about GF Couscous? That’s made from Maize I believe, I think that would good with it too, if you can have that? 🙂

      Sorry you can’t have the semolina though. 🙁

  5. How much is 60 ml semolina in grams? I tried the recipe with60 grams semolina, but I think that was too much! I had to add lots of water on top to make it a porridge consistency.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hello, thanks for your feedback on the recipe. Use 40g worth of semolina. Or 1/4 cup, if you have cup measurements handy.

      I’ve also updated the recipe with these details, in case anyone else needs that too. 🙂

  6. How many does it serve?

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi, thanks for your query. If you look in the recipe card, near the top it has :-

      Author: NeilsHealthyMeals
      Recipe type: Breakfast
      Serves: 1

      This recipe serves 1.

      All of the recipes cards in the recipes section have this information showing here, how many it serves.

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