Banana Chia Seed Whipped Oatmeal
Banana Chia Seed Whipped Oatmeal is my basic go-to oatmeal recipe… whipping about half a banana and one tablespoon of Chia seeds into your oatmeal while it is cooking, yields a fluffy, creamy, heavenly bowl of oats! A must-try for the oatmeal fanatic!
This is a pretty special post, you’re reading, here. This is my VERY favorite way to eat oatmeal and I love me some oatmeal! Oatmeal is my third favorite breakfast item, right under waffles and pancakes. And there are many times, I actually crave oatmeal more than waffles and pancakes. I think Kath (or actually Matt) is the inventor of the whipped banana oats and she inspired the way that I make my bowl of oats. However, my method is just a little different. She is the queen of oats, though, so you should totally check out her “Tribute to Oatmeal!
The ingredients that I use to make this oh so perfect bowl of fluffy oats are the most magical combination of breakfast brilliance. Have I lost you, yet? Sorry… I’m just so excited about this recipe and I honestly don’t know why I haven’t shared it before now. It’s been my go-to oatmeal recipe for a couple of years. So let’s get down to the important details- banana, Chia seeds and oats; come together to give you over-the-top yumminess!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats or 1/3 cup Coach's Oats basically one serving of oats (gluten-free, if needed)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 banana mashed
- 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
- 2 packets stevia use whatever preferred sweetener you like
- Favorite toppings- peanut butter almond butter, granola, dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, Greek yogurt, honey, shredded coconut, splash of almond milk, muffin crumbles- whatever your little oatmeal-loving heart desires
Bring 1 cup water to boil in a small-medium pot. Once water is boiling; add in oats and turn heat down to simmer.
Set your timer for 10 minutes for rolled oats and 5 minutes for Coach's Oats.
Halfway through the cooking process (when timer reads 5 minutes for rolled oats and about 3 minutes for Coach's Oats) add in your mashed banana, sweetener of choice and Chia seeds.
Vigorously whip these ingredients into the oats with a fork. As you whip the oats, you'll notice that the oats will get fluffy and the banana will pretty much dissolve into the oats. You don't have to whip the entire rest of the cooking time, just about a minute.
Once your timer has went off; pour oats into a bowl and enjoy with your favorite toppings. I personally love TJ's crunchy peanut butter, fresh blueberries (or other fresh fruit) and a sprinkle of granola for a little added crunch.
You can thank me later!
*This method can be used to make regular steel cut oats, the cooking process will just be longer. Follow the same basic instructions, though.
**Nutritional information does not include toppings.
Something to think about…
Have you ever tried making your oats a similar way?
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?
How do you feel about oatmeal? Favorite breakfast ever? I know… me too!