The Banana Bread Oats Recipe You Never Knew You Needed

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The Best Ever Banana Bread Oatmeal

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 2 semi-ripe bananas, 1 mashed and one sliced in thick slices
  • 1 tbsp of butter or margarine (I used a vegan one)
  • 1 cup of instant or quick oats (you could use rolled or steel-cut oats, just increase the cooking time according to package directions
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups liquid (I like 1 cup water and 1 cup unsweetened plant milk)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 generous pinch of salt
  • Your favourite banana bread compatible toppings (I like peanut butter and some mini-chocolate chips!)

Instructions (20 minutes):

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on medium-high heat. When the butter is completely melted, and the pan is hot, carefully place the slices of banana on the bottom of the pan. Fry for 3–4 minutes on each side until golden brown, then set aside.
  2. Add the oats, mashed banana, sugar, liquid, cinnamon, and salt to the pot and stir. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for 4 minutes, or until thickened to your desired consistency.
  3. Once the oats are thickened as desired, turn off the heat and add the vanilla and some banana slices (save a few to garnish) and stir everything together.
  4. Serve the oatmeal in bowls and arrange the leftover caramelized banana slices on top, along with your favourite toppings.
  5. Enjoy the banana-y goodness!

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Steph Raycroft

Steph Raycroft

Aspiring writer who loves to eat, run and get lost out in the great outdoors.

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