The heat wave finally broke in LA, and now that we can pretend like it’s fall along with everyone else, I’ve got oatmeal on the brain! I love making oatmeal from scratch (as opposed to using the flavored, instant versions – though I use them from time to time!) and loading it with extra flavor, a little sweetness and some protein and/or fat to keep me satisfied until lunchtime.
And I can say without a doubt that this sautéed banana oatmeal is going to be a staple this fall. It’s sweet, it’s creamy and it tastes quite decadent. It’s the best of both worlds. It’s enjoyable enough for a weekend breakfast, but it’s also healthy enough for a weekday breakfast! (I like to keep breakfasts and lunches pretty healthy during the week but the weekends are another story.)
Sautéing the bananas, as opposed to just topping cooked oatmeal with raw bananas takes this breakfast from “Ugh, it’s Monday” to “Mmm, it’s Sunday morning and I have the whole day to myself!” It’s ridiculously easy too.
- Slice bananas.
- Heat coconut oil in nonstick pan and add bananas.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Serve over hot oatmeal with hot milk.
And that’s it.
You’ll be “Mmm-ing” and “Yumm-ing” no matter how early you had to wake up!
- 2 servings oatmeal, prepared as directed
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 medium sized bananas, sliced
- 2-3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup milk for serving
- Heat coconut oil in medium sized pan.
- Add bananas to pan and cook for about a minute, stirring briefly.
- Sprinkle brown sugar over bananas, cook for one minute and stir so that mixture coats all bananas.
- Remove from heat.
- Divide bananas over oats and serve with warm milk.