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. Â It was a great opportunity to hang out and catch up! Â 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. Â It’s pretty straightforward so feel free just to eyeball it – exact measurements are certainly not needed. Â 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. Â Combine the oats, water and milk in a medium saucepan and set over medium-low heat. Â Cook oatmeal, stirring occasionally, until fully cooked, about 7-9 minutes.
2. Â Meanwhile, heat butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Â Add slice bananas and sautÃ© until bananas begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Â Add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to cooking until bananas are cooked through and begin to caramelize. Â Remove from heat.
3. Â Divide oatmeal between two bowls, top with caramelized bananas and toasted walnuts. Â Serve with extra milk, if desired.