Tired of eating boring oatmeal? Sweeten up your day with these delicious and healthy banana maple steel cut oats. Yummy breakfast for the win!
Winter is coming! Well, it’s coming to Brisbane. The temperature here has dropped below 20 °C (or 68 °F) every morning for the past week and we are suitably freezing. Brisbane doesn’t have four different seasons – we just get summer and winter. And every single year we are surprised when one day it is suddenly cold after complaining for 7 months straight over how hot it is. Now we will just complain about how cold it is!
Our winter would probably make those who live in genuine cold climates laugh. It’s the kind of winter where you throw off your layers by lunchtime and sit in the sun in a t-shirt. We really have nothing to complain about. But we do, because it’s the only winter we’ve got!
I’m using the drop-in temperature as an excuse to eat oatmeal every day. Oatmeal has to be the best winter breakfast food. Seriously, who doesn’t want something a little sweet and warm for breakfast? It makes the whole day better!
For What’s On My Plate Wednesday last week I decided to try and whip up some steel-cut oats mixed with banana. The result was so delicious I really had to share it in its very own post.
Now if you are unsure what the heck steel cut oats are, they are simply groats of whole oats that are chopped into several pieces, rather than rolled. They take a bit longer to cook than rolled oats and have a chewier texture (which I love!).
These banana maple steel cut oats are seriously to die for! The best part is they are one of those dishes that taste better as the days go on, so you can make up a batch on a Sunday and keep it in the fridge to easily heat up on those busy mornings. They will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
I love eating them with just a dusting of cinnamon on the top, but feel free to get creative with your toppings. If you have a super sweet tooth, you might want to add some more mashed banana or maple whilst cooking too.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cup water
- Ground cinnamon, to taste
- Optional add ins – banana slices, coconut flakes, almond flakes, cacao nibs, extra maple syrup
- Add water to saucepan and bring to boil on high heat
- Add steel cut oats and lower to a simmer for 20 minutes, or until most of the water is absorbed
- Add mashed banana, maple syrup and milk and stir to combine. Simmer for a further 15-20 minutes, until most of the liquid has absorbed and steel cut oats are cooked completely
- Serve with dusting of cinnamon