Sweet vanilla porridge with streaky bacon and caramelised bananas

By YOU Digital
29 July 2019


Preparation: 15 Min | Cooking: 20 Min | Serves 4


200g Eskort Rindless Streaky Bacon

1,5L (6c) water

5ml (1t) salt

5ml (1t) vanilla essence

15ml (1T) butter

500ml (2c) maize meal

3 bananas

250ml (1c) castor sugar



  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Place the streaky bacon on a greased baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes until crispy.
  • Bring the water to the boil and add the salt, vanilla essence and butter.
  • Whisk the maize meal into the water, lower the temperature and cook for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mash 1 banana and whisk into the maize porridge.
  • Add half the castor sugar and mix well. Remove from the heat.
  • Slice the 2 remaining bananas in half lengthwise.
  • Add the rest of the castor sugar to a pan over high heat. Add the bananas cut-side down and allow to caramelise.
  • Serve a portion of porridge with extra butter, a banana slice and a few rashers of bacon.

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