I have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t love banana bread. Combining oatmeal with the flavors of banana bread is sure to get any kid excited for breakfast. This delicious and simple breakfast idea follows a few of my basic rules for breakfast nutrition. It combines protein and high quality fats with grains to make you feel fuller longer. Nuts and chia seeds are such a great option for breakfast because of their low glycemic index. It will prevent your blood sugar from spiking in the morning, which happens so often with most breakfast options. It is also low in sugar. The only sweetener you need here is a touch of maple syrup, and chopped bananas. No residual sugar is needed. In my oatmeal, sometimes I cook it with some milk to give it a creamier taste for my kids, but water is perfectly fine in this recipe.
Maple Banana Bread Oatmeal
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 cups water or milk or maybe a combination of the 2
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 banana sliced
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Bring water or milk to a gentle boil in a medium saucepan.
- Add in salt and rolled oats, turn heat down to medium.
- While the oats are cooking, add cinnamon.
- Continue to cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Pour oatmeal into bowl (or bowls).
- Mix in walnuts and chia seeds.
- Place bananas on top and drizzle with maple syrup.
- Add in more cinnamon, or some extra milk to make it creamier.