Caramelized Banana Protein Oatmeal

February 24, 2020

Best. Oatmeal. Ever. With so many nutrient-packed layers of flavor, this is far from your average bowl of oats. One serving packs in 25 grams of protein along with satiating fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Dive into a creamy bowl of oats topped with a flood of mixed nut butter, cacao nibs, and a caramelized banana for a delcious, energizing breakfast that’s quick and simple to prepare.

Ingredients

Serves 2

2 cups soy milk
1 cup rolled oats
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp + 2 tsp coconut sugar, divided
2 slightly underripe bananas
2 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp hemp seeds
2 tbsp cacao nibs

Instructions

1. Bring the soy milk to a light boil. Add the oats, cinnamon, 2 tbsp coconut sugar, and salt. Reduce heat to a strong simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, until thickened to your desired consistency. Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds.

2. While the oatmeal cooks, slice the banana in half lengthwise (or dice them if you prefer bite sized pieces.) Put a pan over medium heat. Melt the coconut oil. Add the bananas. Cook for about 2 minutes, sprinkle the coconut sugar on top, then flip the bananas over and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes, until golden brown and slightly caramelized. 

3. Divide the cooked oatmeal between serving bowls. Top each bowl with nut butter, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, and caramelized bananas. Serve right away. 


This high performance meal was created by Megan Sadd exclusively for Switch4Good. Megan Sadd is a Switch4Good team member, recipe developer, cookbook author, and blogger at Carrots and Flowers.  If you’re a recipe developer, athlete, or just proud to be dairy-free, sign up to be a part of our growing team of go-getter individuals!

More Articles

Harvard Researchers Claim Cows’ Milk Is Unnecessary

Harvard Researchers Claim Cows’ Milk Is Unnecessary

February 26, 2020 Most American adults, and even children, believe they should aim for three servings of dairy a day—thanks to the US Dietary Guidelines. From a young age we are taught to believe that by devoutly consuming dairy on the daily, we will be protected from...

New Study Links Milk Proteins with Onset of Diabetes

New Study Links Milk Proteins with Onset of Diabetes

February 17, 2020 Diabetes touches us all. If you personally do not struggle with the disease, chances are you know someone who has been diagnosed as a type 1, type 2, or even prediabetic. In fact, according to International Diabetes Federation, it is estimated that...

Connect with us using the links below!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This
Learn more about our food justice campaign