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Comfort in a bowl, this banana bread oatmeal will bring all the warmth and coziness to your chilly winter mornings. This delicious and quick prep breakfast is made with simple staples like rolled oats, creamy peanut butter, cinnamon, and milk of your choice. My favorite part about this bowl is the pan-fried honey and cinnamon coated bananas along with the lightly toasted walnuts. The creamy oatmeal, sweet bananas, and crunchy walnuts really bring the best texture and flavor experience.
This breakfast is also packed with several health benefits. Oats can provide energy-boosting carbohydrates to fuel your day and soluble fiber which can benefit your digestive health. Beta-glucan is a type of soluble fiber found in oats that has also been linked to heart health benefits like reducing LDL or "bad cholesterol". The fiber in oats combined with the healthy fats in this recipe like peanut butter, walnuts, and chia seeds can also help keep you full and satisfied for longer.
Grab the recipe details below!
Banana Bread Oats Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Huma Naz
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup milk of choice( I used low-fat dairy milk)
1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Drizzle of preferred sweetener like honey, maple syrup(optional- I used monk fruit sweetener)
1/2-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 ripened banana, sliced
1 tbsp. slightly crushed walnuts
1 tsp. coconut oil or unsalted butter
Pour oats, milk, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, peanut butter, vanilla into a pot over medium-low heat. Cook the oats for 7-10 minutes or until the oatmeal starts to thicken a bit, stirring between time. Toss in chia seeds toward the end of cooking time.
While the oatmeal is cooking, heat a little oil in small pan. Toss in the banana slices, drizzle over honey, and dust cinnamon over each slice. Pan fry on each side for a few minutes(~1-2 minutes) until the banana slices start to turn a bit golden brown. Gently slide the banana slices to one side of the pan and add the walnuts to slightly toast them for 3-5 minutes.
Pour the warm oatmeal into a bowl, sprinkle over walnuts, and decorate the oatmeal with the banana slices.
If you have a gluten allergy, selecting certified gluten-free oats would be a better option.
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