In revamping our breakfast, I decided to use bananas, dates and nuts in our oatmeal and it turned out so well, that I jotted down the recipe for Banana Nut Oats. Of course, if I'd known I was going to blog about it, I would tried for a prettier photo and saved some sliced bananas and a sprinkling of flax for the top.
Banana Nut Oats
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flax
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Cook oats as directed. While they are cooking, blend bananas with just enough water (or almond milk) to turn the blades. Once they are creamy, add the dates, cinnamon and flax and blend until combined. Stir the banana mixture and walnuts into the oats and serve.
This recipe made just the right amount for me and the Sprouts, but I'd double it if Jim was here for breakfast. Next time, I'll top in with fresh banana slices - and because I think it would taste great (not just for looks).
Big Sprout - 4.5 sprouts
Little Sprout - 4.5 sprouts
Mama Sprout - 4 sprouts
We also had to sub a clementine for the pineapple, as it turns out the organic pineapple I picked up on sale at a local market was on sale for a (rotten) reason.