Banana oatmeal is incredibly easy to make and so delicious – naturally sweet and full of great energy, it’s sure to be a breakfast favorite.
I am pretty sure I have mentioned before that my eldest son goes through phases where he pretty much eats the same thing for breakfast weeks on end. Sometimes it’s a conversation that changes it, other times he tries something I am having that he then wants, other times I have no idea. This banana oatmeal that we have been eating nearly every day for a few weeks now was after I had it one day and it’s been a favorite ever since.
I am not sure why I first decided to make banana oatmeal but I had made it once or twice before my son eyed it up one morning. We were reading a story and he asked to have a try, then continued to finish a whole bowlful, having already in theory eaten something else for breakfast. So I guess you could call it an instant hit, and not surprising, really, given it’s flavored with banana and (optionally, although to us not really) a little maple syrup.
That day I had to go and make some more banana oatmeal for myself, but since it’s pretty easy to make, that wasn’t such a big deal. All you do is cook the oatmeal in milk with a little cinnamon, mash a banana then mix them together once the oatmeal has cooked. Drizzle over a little maple syrup, top with some nuts if you like and enjoy.
Despite it being probably more of a cooler weather breakfast, we have still enjoyed it on the recent warmer days as it’s just that tasty, but given the weather is starting to turn a little, it seemed the perfect time to share.
This banana oatmeal makes a great breakfast for any day of the week, being easy and quick to make and it’s full of good stuff to keep you going. Delicious banana, maple syrup add to the creamy, hearty oats and make for a great start to the day that I imagine will be a favorite in our house for a while to come.
An easy twist on your basic oatmeal that's both tasty and healthy.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup milk 240ml
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana
- optional - a few nuts to top or eg candied pecans and maple syrup
Place the oats, milk and cinnamon in a small pan and warm over a medium heat. Stir a couple times as it cooks - you want the milk warmed through but not boiling and almost all absorbed.
While it's warming, mash the banana. Once cooked, mix the oatmeal and mashed banana together and serve warm with your choice of toppings.
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