Banana Bread Oatmeal

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I'm trying to mix up my oatmeal options in the morning. I'm all for protein packed breakfasts, because they keep you full and fueled for the day ahead.

It's good to have a variety of superfood toppings, nut butters, nuts, dried fruits, and fresh fruits handy in your kitchen so that you have a variety of options for toppings to add to your oatmeal or other recipes. It allows you to be creative and doesn't restrict you to just having one or two options.

Oatmeal is a great base for adding multiple flavors to, and making it a different way every time. Sometimes I may want my carrot cake oatmeal, other times I want banana and peanut butter, and then you can expand on that with spices, fruits, and toppings.

This oatmeal really tastes like banana bread and the cocoa nibs make it seem like there are chocolate chips in it. When I make banana bread I always add walnuts and chocolate chips to it, and I wanted to create a similar texture to this recipe with my ingredients. The banana and maple syrup make this a bit sweet, the walnuts and cocoa nibs provide a nice crunch, and the oh so creamy peanut butter just adds so much flavor and richness. Hope you enjoy this banana bread oatmeal recipe as much as I do!

Yields: One Serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup and 2 TBSP unsweetened original almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of gluten free oats
  • 1 TBSP flaxseed meal (optional)
  • 1 TBSP oat bran (optional)
  • 1/2 banana (mashed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Toppings:

  • Chia seeds
  • Sliced banana
  • Walnuts
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Organic Peanut butter

1. Heat almond milk and add cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and mashed banana, whisk together.

2. Add oatmeal, oat bran, flaxseed meal, and mix together. Stir constantly until oatmeal is ready.

3. Add your favorite toppings or the ones listed above to complete your banana bread oatmeal! Enjoy!