Coconut Oil Banana Oatmeal
My current breakfast obsession.
Plus or minus chocolate chips depending on how celebratory I’m feeling that morning.
Now…here’s how to make oatmeal more delicious.
Other than adding the occasional spoonful of chocolate chips, you saute apples & bananas in coconut oil and stuff it into your oatmeal.
It will change your morning for the better.
So you could saute any fruit you’d like and stir it into this creamy oatmeal.
I’m planning on trying a berry version soon. Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries…add ’em all in.
Oh, and maybe some nuts too.
But my heart belongs to bananas. I mean, fruit-wise they can’t be beat. And when you saute them up it’s like bananas foster for breakfast. I’ve never actually had bananas foster…but I know it involves sauteed (carmalized, whatev) bananas. So same difference.
You guys. The Bachelor comes on tonight.
But more importantly, today is Regan Jones’ birthday!
If you’ve ever found yourself on Healthy Aperture…Regan is the owner!
I’m a huge fan of Regan. She’s one of my registered dietitian idols and has created so many opportunities for me that have helped turn this blog into a business. Regan, I’m so grateful for you! Happiest of birthdays! I hope you can start your day with this slightly sweet, creamy treat!
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4 of an apple, thinly sliced & chopped
- 1/2 banana, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (certified gluten free, if needed)
- 1 cup milk (I used half almond milk & half 2% milk...I like variety)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch salt
- optional: dark chocolate chips
- Heat coconut oil over medium heat until melted. Add in sliced apples and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Add in bananas and cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides. Pour in oats and stir together with apples & bananas for 1 minute. Stir in milk, honey, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently until thick and creamy. Serve hot.
- I love making a couple batches ahead of time and storing them in the fridge for a quick morning breakfast!