Banana bread is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s not fancy or complicated. But the fragrance, sweetness and moistness of a good banana bread, makes it an all-time favourite for many of us.
This recipe was an accidental development. Last week, while making our vanilla oatmeal for breakfast, thought about switching it up a little. I began by adding some banana coins before removing the oats from the heat. A couple of other additions later, I actually tasted it.
“Oh my goodness. I just had a brainwave!,” was my immediate response.
I present to you:
Banana bread oatmeal
It’s like having banana bread for breakfast, since you experience all of the familiar sensations. It’s deliciously satisfying, sweet, and warm. But this porridge boasts all of the goodness, without the high sugar content, or the use of refined flours, which is typically found in traditional banana bread recipes. It is naturally sweetened by the bananas and a touch of coconut sugar. I like to chop the bananas into coins, and have them melt ever so slightly. The heat will bring out the natural sweetness of the bananas even further. If you aren’t fussy about textures, then you could mash the bananas instead.
Top with your favourite combinations to finish off this treat. Pro tip: handmade cacao drizzle and caramelised banana halves really take this breakfast to a whole other level.
Husband Craves approved, it’s been his favourite ever since.