I thought I’d share one of my favorite winter breakfast recipes with you. This banana oatmeal recipe is both nourishing and delicious! It not only fills you up and gets you ready for the day, but my kids love it and gobble it up. It is like eating a bowl of warm banana bread. I also find it a simple breakfast to make before I head to the barn to do chores or work with my horse.
Starting your day with this nourishing oatmeal will help balance your blood sugar, improve your mood, and provide key nutrients your body needs. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to whip up, and it’s not out of a box. What more could you ask for?
Let’s go over the ingredients, and why it is called nourishing banana oatmeal.
Oats are a significant source of fiber and carbohydrates that help give you energy.
Chia seeds aid with digestion, relieve constipation, and are also an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber.
Grass Fed Butter
Grass fed butter has the fat you need along with vitamins A & D. Fat gets a bad rap, but your body uses fat to help absorb vitamins such as A, D, and E. It’s actually an important part of your diet. I use Kerry’s Gold Brand.
Pasture Raised Egg Yolk
You may wonder why I add egg yolk to my oatmeal, but it’s an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, & E. Plus, the egg yolk adds a beautiful golden color to the oatmeal. If you don’t like the sound of eggs in your oatmeal, trust me you won’t even taste it.
Bananas not only taste delicious, but are full of minerals and a significant source of B vitamins, specifically B6.
Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, along with vitamins and minerals. They also help boost your mood and improve heart health.
Pure Maple Syrup
Skip the fake male syrups that are mislabeled and are actually corn syrup. Instead, opt for pure maple syrup. It is so much better for you. It may cost more, but it makes up for in health benefits. Plus, you only need a few teaspoons with this recipe because the banana helps sweeten it.
How to Make Nourishing Banana Oatmeal
Start with your oats and add them to a small pot, then add your chia seeds. Cover them with water and begin cooking them on the stove over a medium heat.
While your pot is heating. Slice your banana and add it to the pot. Then add the butter and egg yolk.
Keep stirring it while it cooks, and until it absorbs the water. It should only take a one to two minutes.
Once all the water is absorbed and it has thickened to a nice consistent oatmeal, it is time to transfer it to a bowl.
Finally, add maple syrup to sweeten, give it stir to combine, and top with a handful of walnuts.
I usually double this recipe when I’m sharing it with my toddlers. They love it!
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
If you’d like to read more about the nutrition benefits of oatmeal or discover more recipes. Then I suggest reading this Dr. Axe article.
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