No need to turn to boring packaged oatmeal with flavor mixes, which are surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, whip up a quick breakfast with fresh fruit and indulgent sweet touches. The amount of water here yields thick, hearty oatmeal; if you prefer yours looser, use 1 cup of water. The combination of rolled oats, banana, and sunflower seed butter create a very filling and satisfying morning meal. Shaved dark chocolate is always a welcomed addition and makes the perfect finishing touch. If you don’t have sunflower seed butter on hand, you could substitute peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter.
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
Dash of salt
1/2 large ripe banana
1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon shaved dark chocolate
Est. added sugars 10g
How to Make It
Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in oats and dash of salt. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat.
Slice banana into rounds. Mash one-third of banana slices with back of a fork in a small bowl. Stir sunflower seed butter, brown sugar, and mashed banana into warm oatmeal. Top with remaining banana slices and shaved chocolate.
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Oxmoor House, March, 2016,Everyday Whole Grains: 175 Recipes from Amaranth to Wild Rice