Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

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FOOD, FRIENDS & FAMILY, my most favourite things in the world (alongside a billion other things I consider my “favourites”, my best friend would say).  Okay.. maybe theres a tiny bit of truth in what she says… BUT! In all fairness, these three would definitely be my most favourite haha. Along with the three F’s, a slow coffee sipping morning and a scrumptious breakfast on a Saturday brings me SO MUCH happiness guys (okay, it might be another FAV of my mine). I literally dream of Saturday mornings, no seriously. I mean Fridays are pretty fantastic but there is something so beautiful about Saturday mornings! Don’t ya’ll think? Here is one of my most made breakfast bowls, because it’s just that darn good and you NEED to try it if you’ve never had caramelized banana Oatmeal before! If you want to know how I made this sweet bowl of goodness 

Ingredients

*Do not use quick oats for this recipe

  • 1/2 Cup of Oats (any kind, but the ratio of water to oats changes if you choose steal cut oats, I used regular quaker oats for this recipe)
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  •  1 Tbsp of Honey or Agave
  • 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 of Pecans or Walnuts
  • 2 Tsp of Cinnamon (or more depending on your preference)

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Directions

Serving Size: 1

1. Start heating a pan on medium low. Pour in your honey once the pan is hot.

2. Peel and cut your banana into any shape you desire, preferably chunky so it’s easy to turn over when one side is caramelized. Allow this to cook on low heat while you make your oatmeal

3. Start a pot on medium low and pour in your water. Once this comes to a boil you can pour in your oatmeal.

*Cooking time is not very long so once it gets to a thicker consistency and you start to see the water dissolve, you can add in your cinnamon & coconut. This process should not take longer than 10-12 minutes. Turn off the  heat and allow it to cool down to stop the cooking process.

*I personally don’t like over cooked oats, or mushy oats for that matter so at this point, this texture is perfect for me. Gauge it out and stop the heat when you feel you have attained your desired texture.

4. Start another pan on medium and toss in your pecans or walnuts and allow it to toast a little bit (until they get a golden colour). I  find toasting my nuts before adding them to any dish gives them A LOT more flavour, especially almonds guys! This part isn’t necessary but do I highly recommend it? ABSOLUTELY! You will never have a non-toasted nut ever again.  Strongly recommend toasted cashews friends! You are welcome;)

5. While your nuts are roasting away (I know you giggled, tsk tsk), you can start to see the bananas caramelizing and turning golden. This is the perfect time to flip them to the other side so each side can get equal caramelized lovin’

6. Turn off the heat on your nuts and bananas and now you are ready to put it all together!

7. In a bowl pour in your oatmeal, pour in your almond milk (for a creamy consistency), your nuts, caramelized bananas and chia seeds and voila! you’ve got a delicious Saturday breakfast to devour!

8. Take it over to wherever the sun is piercing through in your home along with a HUGE cup of joe and sit and enjoy this sweet bowl.

I hope you guys try this recipe because it really is one of my favourite go-to breakfasts & it’s healthy too!

Also friends! These caramelized bananas on top of Vanilla bean ice-cream is to DIE FOR! Again You’re Welcome;)

Photos: Ovyian Photography

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly”.- Anna Thomas

Enjoy & Be Fearless Friends!

Shagee

 

 

 

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