How to make creamy, healthy banana oatmeal with just 4 ingredients and in under 10 minutes. This recipe is dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan, and paleo - and your choice of toppings makes this quick breakfast massively adaptable!
In a small saucepan, add the oats, water, cinnamon, salt, and banana and allow it to simmer over low-medium heat for 4-5 minutes to cook and thicken.I decided to experiment with mashing the banana directly in the pot. However, it's easiest to mash this in advance in a bowl (the same one you'll be eating the banana oatmeal in works best - to save on washing up!).If you want to top the banana with caramelized banana, then slice a few pieces to keep to one side.
Add the milk to the oats mixture and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare your toppings of choice. If you want to caramelize the banana slices then add them to a small skillet with some coconut sugar or a little liquid syrup combined with water.
Transfer the banana oatmeal to your bowl and top with your toppings of choice.Chef's note: I prefer mine quite creamy. But if you prefer yours to be thicker then you can add a little less water and heat for a further minute or two.
How To Store
I like baking this banana oatmeal fresh every morning for the best results. However, you can save any leftover in the fridge for between 3-4 days, in an airtight container.Make sure to refrigerate it within an hour or two of making it though, otherwise, bacteria can start to grow.How to reheat oatmeal? You can do this either in the microwave or on the stove-top, adding a little extra water or milk to bring back the original creamy consistency.
Check the blog post for tons of optional add-ins and toppings!