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 delicious, energizing breakfast that’s quick and simple to prepare.
Ingredients You Will Need
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
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 banana 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!