This morning, I was really craving banana bread for some reason. It was really random – I don’t usually crave baked goods in the morning but I suppose today was just one of those days. And of course, I wasn’t going to make banana bread before I left for work – I had about 20 minutes for breakfast today! So, I decided to try to recreate the “essence” of banana bread using one of my morning breakfast staples: oatmeal.
I have to say, it turned out to be AMAZING. It totally tasted just like banana bread! And it was the perfect way to start off my morning.
The ingredients here are pretty simple:
- 1/2 cup Whole rolled oats (although I like to use the multi grain oats from Trader Joe’s because it has oats, barley, rye and wheat – and has a great nutty flavor!)
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 4-5 walnuts chopped
- Unsweetened almond breeze (use up to 1 cup)
- Organic soy milk (use up to 1/3 cup)
- Ground cinnamon
- Stevia, agave, honey – or your natural sweetener of choice. I use about 1-2 tsp max.
Cook the oats according to package directions (I cooked mine in the microwave with 1 & 1/4 cup water). The thing I love about the multi-grain oats is that they cook just like regular oatmeal but have a nice variety of grains.
Top with bananas, walnuts, cinnamon and stevia/honey/agave and stir to combine
Pour the almond milk & soy milk over the oats until they have reached the consistency you want (for thicker oats, use less milk)
Stir to combine. Breakfast is served!