Warm Banana Bread Oatmeal

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I love my oatmeal. Love love love. I also love bananas. There's currently a tower of frozen bananas in the freezer. What for you ask? So I can make banana bread whenever I want, all year round. Banana bread, including these muffins , is so sinfully delicious.  This Banana Bread Oatmeal tastes like you're eating the bread {or muffin} but in oatmeal form. How fun is that?!

So don't let those morbid-looking dark spotted bananas on your counter go to waste! Make these oats for breakfast - stat!

Keep in mind this is oatmeal for one - so adjust accordingly if you're making it for the family! This is VERY kid friendly!

Warm Banana Bread Oatmeal Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 very ripe banana
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • coconut milk for topping (I used So Delicious)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mash banana and mix in vanilla extract, chia seeds, and cinnamon
  2. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan
  3. Add the oats and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking 2 minutes
  4. Add the banana mixture and cook an additional 3 minutes over low heat
  5. Cover and let cool for 3-5 minutes
  6. I topped mine with a bit of pure maple syrup, pecans, and a little coconut milk!

Notes

Cook times may very if using different oats {i.e. quick oats or steel cut oats} just make sure to read the packaging and add the banana mixture several minutes before the oats are finished cooking!

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