Whipped Banana Oatmeal
Inspired by “Kath Eats Real Food”
This might be the best oatmeal I have ever made! The spoonful of natural nutbutter, seals the deal! Never eat gross packaged oatmeal AGAIN!
Tip: mash the banana before adding to the oatmeal for a creamier texture. Enjoy!
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats (Soaked overnight)
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup water
1/2 – 1 banana, sliced
1/2 tbsp chia seeds (they provide lots of omegas and a fluffy texture!)
Pinch of kosher salt
Vanilla paste, stirred in at end
- Drain off the soaking liquid and add water, and milk to a saucepan over medium-ish heat. (I find the oats taste better this way, not neccesary just omit the water in the recipe if you don’t drain.)
- Slice a banana into thin pieces (or mash) add this to the oats and do something else, but keep an eye on it. I usually get caught up with a diaper change and return to an oatmeal volcano!
- Once the oaties start to dance aka boil. Beat those bananas in with a wire whisk or fork. This is also when I stir in the chia seed. Caution: Chia absorbs ALOT of moisture so add more or less based on how liquidy your oats are or add extra milk when eating to thin out if desired.
- The oats will only take about 3-5 minutes on medium heat from start to finish.The soaking cuts down on the cooking time and imparts a luscious “restaurant” texture.
- Last but not least stir in the vanilla paste. I love how the vanilla beans look. Don’t have paste. Just add extract. Try other extracts like almond or hazelnut for a fun twist.
- Top it up. My daughter LOVES peanut butter and a small squirt of chocolate syrup. I love almond butter and cinnamon (a little extra anti inflammatory). I have also topped it with coconut oil, shaved coconut, and pineapple wow now that was good! Got a left over cookies, pie, apples, jam? Anything goes!
Frugal tip: To cut the cooking time even further and to stretch the volume of the oats. Soak the oats overnight. You can find instructions on how to soak your oats and grains here.