Caramelised Banana Porridge

Back with more oats…

This time with a healthier way to caramelise your bananas. Which doesn’t actually make the dish take longer to create. It simply involves a bit of multi-tasking. And if I can do it, anybody can.

The caramelised banana makes the dish more exciting and compliments the chocolate-y flavour. Feel free to use any protein of your choice, especially if you’re not vegan. I think the addition of banana would spruce up any flavoured protein or even just plain oats to be fair.

Add what you wish but I love bulking out my breakfast with fruit and nuts as I find it keeps me full for a long time (which is rare!). And cacao nibs because chocolate should be eaten at all times of the day. A perfect dish to start the day, get your metabolism going and warm you up on these miserable winter days.

Makes 1 bowl
takes approx. 10 minutes in total.

Ingredients
For the porridge mixture
1 scoop of vegan protein of choice (as mentioned above I use salted caramel from awesomesupps)
60g porridge oats (gluten free if required)
110ml unsweetened almond milk (soy or oat will work fine)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds

For the caramelised Bananas
1 small banana (sliced)
coconut oil (I used the 1kcal spray)
1 teaspoon of maple syrup

For the optional extras
a handful of crushed almonds (blitzed in food processor)
a handful of blueberries
A sprinkle of cacao nibs
A handful of raspberries
A sprinkle of desiccated coconut

Method
1. Turn your hob to a low heat and in one pan add your oats, protein powder, chia seeds and almond milk. Combine Thoroughly.
2. In another pan, spray with coconut oil. Add your maple syrup and let bubble for a minute before adding your sliced banana.
3. Remembering to stir your porridge to stop it from sticking, also ensure your banana is coated in the liquid. After a couple of minutes turn your bananas over.
4. Pour your oats into a bowl, add your now caramelised banana, blueberries, raspberries, coconut, almonds and cacao nibs decorating your bowl as you desire.

Notes
A bit of double tasking required here – remember to give your oats an occasional stir so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan, whilst your bananas are cooking.

Enjoy! – share and tag your recreations with me on Instagram @whatluceeats

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