Ever since I realized I could make a breakfast porridge out of lentils, I’ve been hooked. I’ve been working on a number of flavour combinations and this is by far my favourite:

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Banana Porridge

Peanut butter and banana. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savoury. The banana adds an extra creamy goodness as well as sweetness, and the peanut butter? It’s got the crunch and the decedent fatty taste.

The other amazing part of this breakfast is the price. I bought a big bag of red lentils for $1.25. Do you know how many servings that is for only $1.25??? I sure don’t, because it’s too many to count!

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Banana Porridge

Creamy and protein packed breakfast porridge. The perfect combination of sweet bananas and savoury peanut butter. 

Serves 1


  • 1/4 cup uncooked red lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed (or whole chia seeds, if you prefer a thicker porridge)
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Add lentils, water, and sliced banana to a small sauce pan. Bring to a gentle boil over high heat then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the lentils and banana are soft. Remove from heat. 
  2. Add ground flax seed, peanut butter and non-diary milk and stir until combined.
  3. Pour into serving dish and let sit for 5-10 minutes. The flax seeds will absorb any extra liquid and thicken the porridge.
  4. Top with a dash of cinnamon, grab a spoon and dig in!

xoxo Erin

Nutritional Information: 

Calories: 358.5 Fat: 12 g (2 g saturated), Carbohydrates: 51.6 g, Fiber: 14.5 g, Sugar: 13.8 g, Protein: 16.4 g

Nutritional information is based on serving size of entire recipe using ground flax seeds. Nutritional information was calculated using this.

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UPDATE! This recipe has been shared at Natural Living MondayMostly Homemade MondaysFat TuesdaySimple Meals FridayReal Food WednesdaysWhole Foods FridayGluten-Free FridaysMelt in Your Mouth Mondays, Simple Lives ThursdayTuesday Greens and Make Your Own Monday.


9 thoughts on “GRAIN-FREE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PORRIDGE- Vegan, Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free

  1. Red lentils as an oats substitute is such an awesome idea! How much of a difference does using chia seeds make? Is it just the thicker consistency or can you taste ’em in there?

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  3. Oats don’t agree with me either, and I love this idea! I made this last night and used 2 Tbs chia instead of flax and a homemade almond/walnut/hemp butter. I also added in 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder. It’s delicious! I will have it along with my green smoothie to add more to my breakfast on days when I don’t have as much time for lunch. I would even consider this a dessert!

  4. Oh this looks awesome! So rich!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Can’t wait to see what you are bringing to the party this week! We have another GREAT giveaway!

    Cindy from

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