Kinako Banana Porridge (Vegan + GF)

Kinako Banana Porridge (Vegan + GF)

Happy New Year everyone!! This Kinako Banana Porridge is the perfect comforting, warming winter breakfast that’s sure to get your new year off to a healthy start! 

Kinako Banana Porridge (Vegan + GF)

What’s more, it’s quick and easy to make, and so delicious!

Kinako, which means “yellow flour” in Japanese, is roasted soybean flour (so it’s gluten-free), and is widely used in Japanese cuisine. 

Kinako is traditionally used in Japanese sweet treats such as mochi, but I like to use it for so many other things, like French toast, lattes and overnight oats!

It lends a lovely rich, nutty and naturally sweet flavour and is also really healthy as it’s full of protein and B vitamins. You can buy kinako in Asian supermarkets.

I love adding it to porridge as it adds a deliciously nutty, naturally sweet flavour reminiscent of peanut butter!

And obviously because peanut butter and banana are best friends, I decided to pair the kinako in this porridge with banana, and wasn’t disappointed.

Furthermore, I decided to infuse this Kinako porridge with bananas in two ways! I added half to the oats before cooking, so that their sweetness gets imparted to the porridge and distributed evenly. They also become soft and gooey. I then sliced the other half and used it to top the porridge, for texture.

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Kinako Banana Porridge (Vegan + GF)
Kinako Banana Porridge (Vegan + GF)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This Kinako Banana Porridge is the perfect comforting, warming winter breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 248 kcal
  • 50 g porridge oats
  • 350 ml milk any kind (I like unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 banana halved
  • 1 tablespoon kinako
  1. Mash half of the banana in a bowl
  2. Cut the other half into slices and set aside
  3. Add porridge oats, milk, kinako and the mashed banana to a saucepan and bring to the boil
  4. Cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally, for around 5 minutes. Add extra milk until it reaches your desired consistency
  5. Transfer to a bowl and top with the sliced banana
  6. Enjoy immediately!

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