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Recipe Share: Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Okay, I know what you're thinking... "didn't she JUST write a whole post about oatmeal?" But really, when one of your besties asks if you've tried caramelized bananas in your oatmeal, you have to go for it. This recipe is SUPER easy, but makes you feel like you've just ordered off a fancy brunch menu, even though we all know you're sitting on your couch in cozy sweat pants with a piping hot cup of coffee (aka "the dream").

A blend of coconut oil, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and bananas (seriously, that's all it takes) will totally transform your breakfast game. Head over to http://pinchofyum.com/caramelized-banana-oatmeal for the full details. Then, run-- seriously, you will want this ASAP-- to the kitchen and get cooking!

INGREDIENTS (per two servings)

  • 1 cup rolled Quaker oats
  • 3 bananas, sliced into rounds
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • dash of vanilla
  • sea salt, chocolate chips, and other desired toppings

Now, I only made this for myself, so I made some adjustments. Basically, I halved all the amounts and only used one banana. If you've been following my recipes, you'll be less than shocked to find out that I topped my final creation with a few dark chocolate chips. I'm going to go ahead and call this one a new favorite.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook the oatmeal according to package directions. (I cooked mine with 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk)
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla, and let simmer. It should be lightly foamy and bubbly.
  3. Add banana slices and simmer for a few minutes on each side until soft and plump.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir half of bananas into oatmeal and use the other half for topping. Add other desired toppings and ENJOY!!
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