Wellness tip- Have you committed yourself to going to the gym, but can never find the time? Do you constantly have things come up so you can’t go? If you have the time, morning workouts should solve your problems! It makes getting into a routine so much easier, considering there aren’t many things that pop up before work or school. You can even sleep in your workout clothes so you can roll out of bed in the morning!
A few weeks ago, I posted about my new fascination for overnight oats. I love how you can prepare the night before, roll out of bed, and enjoy breakfast. However, my inspiration for oatmeal breakfast recipes started with this classic peanut butter banana hot oatmeal. It only takes about 10 minutes, and tastes much better than traditional microwaved oatmeal. I enjoy the creaminess that the peanut butter and milk provide. I used to make the mistake of making oatmeal with water. It make a HUGE difference when using non-dairy milks like almond milk or soy milk. This oatmeal recipe should give you the kickstart to your day, and keep you full until lunch!
This recipe and picture is courtesy of Minimalist Baker
Yield: 1 serving
- 1 large very ripe banana, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2-1 tsp chia seed (or ground flax)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8-1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- toppings choices: heaping 1/2 tbsp peanut butter, nuts, cinnamon, pure maple syrup
1. In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, cook the banana oil for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. Stir in 1/2 tbsp peanut butter, and add the oats, chia, milk, and spices. Whisk well until combined.
3. Bring to a low boil and then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring often for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. It is important to bring to a low boil so the oatmeal won’t stick to your pot!
4. Scoop into a bowl and top with peanut butter, nuts, cinnamon, and maple syrup.