Yesterday morning I woke up at 10:00am and after looking outside my window to find another dreary, misty, October day, I was so incredibly glad I didn't have to go run in it. Instead I played on my phone for a while and decided I wanted something decadent for breakfast.
I started scrolling through my breakfast board on Pinterest and then I found it: Sticky Banana Bread Quinoa Breakfast Bowl from Healthy.Happy.Life. This got me bounding down the stairs to the kitchen and I knew it was going to be a good morning.
As I looked through recipe I decided to make a few adaptations, and also to not measure anything. This is why I find cooking far supreme to baking. Less accidents, at least in my book. If you mess up, just add a little of something different to fix it. I had a hankering for a good bowl of oats so I used my Silver Palate Thick and Rough oats, seriously amazing.
The result? To. Die. For. If you like banana bread and sticky buns, this is like a cross between them in a spoonable form. There's not too much added sugar, protein from the nuts, and fiber from the oats. An all around win-win situation for my belly.
Here's my adapted recipe for your taste buds:
Sticky Banana Bread Oatmeal
2/3 cups of Silver Palate Thick and Rough Oats
1 1/4 cups of water
2 bananas cut into small chunks
1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp pure maple syrup or agave
2/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
In a saucepan boil the water, then add oats and cook 8-10 minutes until all liquid is absorbed stirring occasionally.
In a medium skillet melt butter over medium to medium-high heat. While butter is melting, cut up your banana. I quartered the banana lengthwise, then sliced each quarter into small chunks. Once the butter is melted add the banana, walnuts, and syrup and stir to combine. Add a few shakes of cinnamon, and a shake of nutmeg. If you're looking to kick it up a notch add in a dash of cayenne.
Stir banana mixture until everything if fully coated and combined. Once oats are finished cooking divide into two bowls. Then add half of the topping mixture to each bowl. Throw in a spoon and enjoy!
Optional: best served with a fall flavored coffee...