Need a healthy breakfast recipe? Here’s one you will love! This Creamy Oats with Bananas & Coconut is delicious and so easy to make. Just in time for the new year, this dish is vegan, gluten-free and can be made nut-free as well. It also contains no added sugar or oil – only natural sweeteners from fruit. Best of all it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare!
Before we get to the recipe, here are a few notes:
– This dish is vegan and gluten free. It can also be made nut-free if you use sunflower seeds or cashews in place of peanuts (or other nuts).
– To make it without sugar, replace honey with maple syrup or agave nectar for sweetness. You could also add some mashed banana as well.
– To keep this dish oil free, roast the bananas instead of frying them in butter like normal recipes call for. Roasting bananas takes less than 15 minutes and they come out soft and sweet on the inside while slightly crispy on the outside! Yum!
– one cup oats
– two cups water, or soymilk
– about a quarter of an inch cooking oil (I use coconut)
– chopped banana and/or other fruit for topping
Instructions: Pour the oats into a pot with just enough water to cover them. Bring to boil over medium heat while stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and cook until desired thickness is reached. Stir in extra liquid if needed – it will depend on how much you like your cereal! Mix in sugar or sweetener, then pour into bowl and top with bananas and any type of fruit you want. Enjoy warm or cold! You can also add nuts, raisins, honey, maple syrup or agave nectar to the top.
Adding more complex ingredients to your oats will only add flavor! For example, try adding spirulina powder for a nutritional boost or shredded unsweetened coconut for an extra fiber and protein kick.
Notes: Keep in mind that if you want this recipe without any sweetener added (i.e., just bananas) then you’ll need slightly less water since there’s no sugar content from other fruits like applesauce.”
– Soak the oats for a few hours in water or overnight. Overnight is best!
– Add some honey and cinnamon if you want to sweeten things up. You can also add fresh fruit like bananas, strawberries, blueberries etc; just remember that they will turn brown when heated so do not heat them together with the oatmeal or else it’ll be weird looking… yuck! 🙂
-Make sure to add some Greek yogurt in there for a protein boost.
-Add nuts, seeds or dried fruit like raisins if you want extra fiber and nutrients.
-Oats can be cooked on the stovetop by bringing them to boil with water before turning it down to simmer until done (usually about 15 minutes). A rice cooker is also an excellent option! You’ll get creamy oats every time without worrying about scorching the bottom of your pot 😉
What is the serving size for this recipe?
One Serving of Creamy Oats with Bananas & Coconut contains –
– 37g carbohydrate (0.96oz), 11g protein, 11.28g fat (12%), 27mg cholesterol, and 183 calories per serving*
How many servings are there in a container?
One container provides six servings of Creamy Oats with Banana & Coconut.* I have read that it prepares up to 12 bowls.
What does this mean?
*Each packet makes one bowl*. In other words, if you follow the instructions on the side of your box or bag which state “Add 250ml water” then each batch will make two bowls worth–or four cups total.”
What goes with this dish?
When it comes to what goes with this dish, there are a lot of different options. You can have toast or an english muffin for breakfast, add some nut butter on top if you like. It is also delicious with fresh fruit and berries. If you’re looking for something sweeter, try these pancakes alongside the oats!
Moreover, you could also use this dish as a base and add other ingredients to make it into an even more hearty breakfast.
A word about flavors!
To mix things up, you can modify the flavor of your oatmeal with different types of fruit. A cinnamon or cardamom spice mix is great for a savory breakfast!
If you like sweeter breakfasts, add some berries and banana to your oats after cooking them in water or almond milk.
These recipes also work well as make ahead meals for weekday mornings. Simply cook up enough on the weekend then store it in individual containers so it’s quick to grab when needed at home or at work!