This morning my mom had an appointment to get her car serviced just down the street, so I invited her over for a little breakfast. It was a great opportunity to hang out and catch up! On the menu: Carmelized Banana Walnut Oatmeal and tea (naturally).
With just a few basic ingredients, a bowl of oatmeal can become a healthy, tasty treat!
Below is a basic recipe to get you going the first time. It’s pretty straightforward so feel free just to eyeball it – exact measurements are certainly not needed. Variation: Diced apples are also a great substitution for the bananas.
Caramelized Banana Walnut Oatmeal
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup water
3/4 cup organic milk, plus extra for serving
2 tbsp organic butter, or Earth Balance
2 small bananas, sliced
2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1. Combine the oats, water and milk in a medium saucepan and set over medium-low heat. Cook oatmeal, stirring occasionally, until fully cooked, about 7-9 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add slice bananas and sauté until bananas begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to cooking until bananas are cooked through and begin to caramelize. Remove from heat.
3. Divide oatmeal between two bowls, top with caramelized bananas and toasted walnuts. Serve with extra milk, if desired.