Today I’m sharing the recipe for banana steel cut oats, the breakfast I was dying to have Friday morning.
Two days ago was my senior prom. You know the time when you get all glammed up with a pretty dress and shoes, you get your hair and makeup done and feel like a princess? The day when you exchange boutonnieres and corsages, except you end up asking a random lady to put the boutonniere on your date because you don’t know how. The day when the food at the prom is far from stellar, but you force it down anyways because you haven’t eaten all day and you know that it’s going to be a long night. When they play tons of songs but the only one that stands out the most is American Pie by Don McLean. The night that never seems to end, and you end up sleeping for 20 minutes in a tent on the field of your school, after spontaneously going hot tubbing at 4am. It’s the night that everyone wants to remember for the rest of their lives, but it can end up being a pretty foggy memory. It’s the night when it finally hits you that you’re done – high school is over. Time to grow up. (ha!)
Then there’s the morning after. You’re drenched in rain and shivering after spending all night outside, a little tired, and very groggy. You’re freezing and all you can think about for breakfast are steel cut oats. Banana steel cut oats to be exact.
Banana Steel Cut Oats (serves 2)
Recipe by Lou
1/2 cup steel cut oats
2 1/2 cups water
1 sliced frozen banana
1/4 cup greek yogurt
2 tbsp flax seed meal
1/4 tsp cinnamon
maple syrup or brown sugar (optional)
Bring water to a boil and add oats. Cook for 20-25 minutes.
With 10 minutes remaining, add in banana and stir. Allowing banana to warm up and begin to melt.
When cooking is done, stir in Greek yogurt, flax seed meal and cinnamon. If you want your oats to be sweetened sprinkle with brown sugar or maple syrup.
This is my go-to breakfast, it’s so easy, healthy, and a good way to start your day.