Banana Whipped Eggy Oatmeal
Have you ever tried eggy oatmeal? That’s right- I’m talking cooking an egg right in with your oats. Sounds a little strange, maybe even a little gross; but trust me, it makes for the most fluffy, almost buttery bowl of oatmeal. This bowl of Banana Whipped Eggy Oatmeal has the most lovely creamy texture. And don’t worry about the taste- even with the addition of egg, the flavor of your oatmeal stays neutral, so feel free to dress it up however you like.
There are two breakfast options I typically choose between in the mornings- eggs or oatmeal. Before I started following healthy living blogs, I would never have imagined combining the two common breakfast varieties. I think it was Julie’s blog where I first came across the egg white-oatmeal combination. Brittany also has an awesome pumpkin version. Egg whites are a great, healthy source of protein, but there is definitely room for WHOLE eggs in a healthy diet and I’m a firm believer in eating the yolk of the egg. So, I decided to create my own eggy oatmeal recipe, using the whole egg, and include my favorite oatmeal add-in- mashed banana.
Combining eggs and oatmeal will make your tastebuds and your body very happy! Whole eggs are full of beneficial vitamins and minerals. They are a nearly perfect food, with almost every essential vitamin and mineral our bodies need to function. Also, the additional protein from the egg will keep you fuller longer and help to build those muscles. Pair that egg with oatmeal’s heart healthy cholesterol-lowering powers and you’ve got a breakfast fit for a king… or queen.
Banana Whipped Eggy Oatmeal
- 1 cup water, milk can be used, if desired
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten-free, as needed
- 1 banana, 1/2 mashed and 1/2 diced or sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 packets Stevia, or desired sweetener, as needed
- 1 egg, organic and cage-free, if possible
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Optional toppings: chopped nuts, nut or seed butter, fresh or dried fruit, a splash of almond milk
- Boil water in a medium pot and add oats. Reduce temperature to simmer oats for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare all other oatmeal ingredients.
- After 5 minutes of cooking, add mashed banana, cinnamon, sweetener and egg. Whip with fork continuously for about 1 minute and then remove oats from heat, add vanilla and pour in bowl. It is important to whip egg continuously to keep it from scrambling.
- Garnish oats with your favorite toppings. In the pictures, you can see that I topped my oats with chopped pecans, craisins and diced banana.
Something to think about….
Have you ever tried eggy oatmeal? What did you think? Loved it, didn’t you? 🙂
What’s your favorite filling, healthy breakfast?
What’s your favorite oatmeal topping? I topped my oatmeal with diced banana, chopped pecans and a few craisins. Yum!
You’ll never want plain old oats again!
Not really feeling the egg addition? Try my chia seed banana whipped oatmeal.