Split the banana in half and carefully braise it in some maple syrup, coconut oil and cinnamon...
This is a real luxury breakfast meal! It's a mix between the fried banana that you get with ice cream at Chinese restaurants and a very simple yet delicious oatmeal. I topped it off with some roasted almonds and a vegan Nutella!
Banana split Oatmeal with roasted almonds
Time: 20 minutes, Yields: 2 medium portions
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups almond milk or any milk + some more for serving
- pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pan fried banana
- 2 small bananas
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
- 2 tbsp vegan Nutella
- maple syrup to taste (optional)
- In a sauce pan add your rolled oats. Bring to medium heat and toast quickly. Stirring often until it begin to provide a nutty aroma (3 minutes). Add almond milk, add cinnamon and a pinch of salt and stir.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for about 3-5 minutes. Add more almond milk if desired for preferred consistency. Remove from heat.
- Add coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon to a skillet and bring to med-high heat. Cut the bananas in half down the center and place the open side facing down. Fry each side for 1-2 minute, or until golden.
- Remove from skillet and add the chopped roasted almonds. Roast the almond in in the oven (approx. 3-5 minutes) or buy the already roasted ones.
- Pour porridge into two bowls and top with fried bananas. Drizzle with maple syrup (optional). Sprinkle with toasted almonds and a small spoon of vegan Nutella.
As you may know, bananas are nothing I eat regularly anymore... but every once in a while I like to really make something nice out of it, since I do like bananas A LOT!! :P So rather than mixing them in a regular smoothie as i used to, I make myself a real treat like this one.
A lot of people DM me asking why I've stopped eating bananas and also why Banana-less recipes has seemed to take over their whole Instagram feed. And the Short answer is: I have been seeing a Nutritionist and bananas, fruits and refined carbs are not very good for me since have some hormonal imbalances in my body. So: No I don't hate bananas, I just don't eat them daily as I used to... If you're interested and like to red more about this you should check out this post.
This delicious porridge is a perfect breakfast for the weekend. Warming, filling, comforting and extremely tasty! It take a few minutes extra but it's definitely worth it.