Mornings are busy for me. Even though I’m not usually the one that gets the kids up and ready for daycare, I’m still always busy. Making lunches, getting things together. Breakfast is one of the last things on my mind, and to be perfectly honest, I usually don’t even feel like eating first thing in the morning. That makes for bad habits, where I subsist entirely on strong black coffee at work and go most of my day without eating. Bad, bad, bad.
I recently discovered the wonders of steel cut oats. I’ve never been a porridge person, the texture is just all kinds of wrong in my opinion. But steel cut oats are different. Chewier. Heartier. Less glue-like. The downside, they take much, much longer to cook. But I’ve found a way around that! On the weekend I make a huge pot of steel cut oats, cooking them to perfect unseasoned perfection. I freeze it in muffin tins, and two ‘pucks’ are the perfect breakfast. Pop two in the microwave with a splash of water, and voila – hot oats, ready for whatever you want to add. Perfect to pack in my purse for breakfast at my desk.
These banana bread oats feature some of my favourite mix-ins, and it really does taste like banana bread for breakfast! Minus the guilt of eating baked goods first thing in the morning, of course.
Banana Bread Oatmeal
2/3 cup cooked steel cut oats
1/2 banana, mashed
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
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