Mabella in a Mug Recipe

Line up your family’s coffee mugs in a row, and serve nourishing porridge in them, with interesting layers to delight them all.


Prep Time

3 minutes

Cooking Time

5 minutes



Recipe Ingredients

  • 250 ml quick-method style Maltabella porridge
  •  1 ml vanilla essence
  •  45 ml cinnamon sugar
  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • +- 75 ml mixed dried fruit and nuts
  • SPAR Crème Fraiche Sour Cream

Recipe Method

  1. Cook a batch of 4-portion porridge using the on-pack instructions.  Add vanilla essence and cinnamon sugar.
  2. Pour the cooked porridge to 1/3 level into each mug.
  3. Scatter on banana slices, and pour another layer of porridge over to 2/3 level.
  4. Sprinkle on the nuts, then pour in a last layer of porridge to near the rim.
  5. Spoon a dollop of Crème Fraiche on top with another sprinkle of cinnamon sugar to finish off, and serve immediately.

Hints & Tips

  • Try using instant vanilla flavoured mealie-meal porridge instead
  • Swop banana with grated fresh apple or canned drained pear-pieces for variation on the theme.