I LOVE oatmeal. I used to have it every morning for breakfast before I started with my new yogurt dish just recently. When I say oatmeal, I don't mean the little flavored oatmeal packets filled with refined sugars you buy at the grocery store. I am talking about the old fashion oats (I use Speerville Organic oats) that you cook the old fashion way. They are plain, yes.. but it gives you so much room to flavor them naturally and top off with beautifully colored fresh fruit! Are you as excited as I am?! lol
Most of the time I stick to my regular recipe for oatmeal (which I will post soon), but I came across a bit of a different oatmeal recipe latley that I tried and WOW!! (Thanks Amanda for the suggestion) It is simple but oh. so. good. It kinda speaks for itself so let me just go ahead and show you the recipe and my method. This recipe came from Kath Eats.
Whipped Banana Oatmeal [yes! whipped]
- 1/3 cup organic old fashion oats
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup almond milk (or skim milk)
- 1/2 banana sliced up (or a full one if it is small)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1) Start off by putting the milk, water and oats into a small sauce pan on medium. Also, cut the banana up into small slices and add to the pan as well.
2) Let that heat for about 3 minutes or so until you start to see it bubble a little bit. This is your cue!! Take your spatula or wooden spoon and start to really stir! Almost whip it so the bananas start to turn to mush and become a fluffy consistency.
3) After you have whipped the banana/oatmeal you will notice there will only be a few chunks of banana left, which is fine. Add the 1 tbsp of chia seeds and pinch of sea salt and stir. (Usually I would add ground flax and hemp hearts to my oatmeal but I stuck to the recipe on this one)
Then at the very end at the splash of vanilla and stir one last time. The vanilla adds an amazing aroma. Yum! At this point you can transfer the oatmeal into your bowl. As you can see below, it looks a bit different than most oatmeals but that is what makes it such a unique dish. Here comes the fun part!
4) Just have fun with the toppings. I added some goodies.. strawberry slices, fresh granola, dark choc chips, and a drizzle of my homemade almond butter! Doesn't it look beautiful :) I didn't even want to eat it because it looked so pretty. I used my cute square dish with my little baby spoon and savored every bite.
Enjoy! As you can see I enjoyed every. last. bite.
Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast that is very wholesome and filling (especially with the chia seeds). This recipe is quite over the top but usually just having oatmeal alone isn't enough. It is important to add your protein with maybe some free range scrambled egg whites on the side.
Have a great day guys!
Lots of love