- 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2 Tablespoons (White or Black) Chia Seeds
- 2 + 1/2 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1-2 Tablespoons Nut Butter
- 1-2 Tablespoons Chia Jam
- 1 large Banana
- 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
Starting your day off with a warm and comforting bowl of oatmeal, is always a good idea.
When it comes to breakfast we can all kind of get in a rut. I pretty much have avocado toast and tea every morning but when I want something sweet I make oatmeal.
For me a good bowl of creamy oats is all about the toppings. Homemade chia jam and nut butter are pretty much a must but what really makes this dish is the hot banana!
I also added white chia seeds for texture and nutritional value. Black chia seeds work as well but I prefer the white as it looks prettier.
Please note that if you have a known gluten allergy or sensitivity, be sure to check for the ‘gluten-free’ label on your oats. Not all oats are guaranteed gluten-free. Bob’s Red Mill has great quality, certified gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats.
This recipe makes two (very filling) servings.
Cook the Oats
Add the oats and chia seeds to your pot along with the almond milk. Any kind of milk (dairy or dairy-free) will work.
Turn the heat to medium-high and allow it to come to a slight simmer then lower the heat to medium.
Cook the oats while stirring occasionally for 7-10 minutes then add the maple syrup and cinnamon. Stir and give it a taste.
Make the Hot Banana
While the oats are cooking, grab a skillet, add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and heat on medium-high heat.
Peel and cut your banana in half then cut each half lengthwise.
Once the oil is hot, lower the heat to medium and sear the banana slices for 2-3 minutes on each side or until caramelized and lightly golden.
Grab your bowl, add some of the oatmeal, top with the hot banana slices, nut butter and Homemade chia jam.
I also like to add bit more almond milk and chia seeds.
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