I like my oatmeal with almond milk (Vegan option) but regular milk works too. I cook my oatmeal in equal amounts of water and almond milk but you can use only water (for less calories) or only milk (for more creamier texture). Adding banana while cooking oatmeal gives you a natural sweetener thus reducing the amount of sugar you add. Blueberries are rich antioxidants so don't forget to add them to your bowl. All of these ingredients give the oatmeal a smooth and soft texture so I like to top my bowl with some nuts especially almonds and walnuts to give the much needed crunch and texture. A perfect healthy vegan breakfast.
Now to the recipe...
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup water
1 cup almond milk (am using vanilla flavor)
1/2 tbsp sugar or to taste (am using brown sugar)
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg powder (optional)
1 medium sized banana
1/2 cup of blueberries
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
1 tbsp chopped almonds
In a vessel, mix oats, milk, water and half banana and cook on medium heat. Keep stirring the oats intermittently while cooking to ensure they don't stick to the vessel.Add salt, sugar and cinnamon powder and stir. Once the oats are done and the whole mixture turns creamy (approximately 5-7 mins ) turn off the gas.
Transfer the cooked oatmeal in to serving bowls and top with banana, blueberries, almonds and walnuts.
- I prefer almond milk with my oatmeal but you can also use regular milk or any milk of your choice. Just add a drop of vanilla essence to the oatmeal. I didnt as mine was vanilla flavored.
That's it, our healthy Banana Blueberry Oatmeal is ready. Eat it warm or cold as per choice and start your day on a healthy note. Enjoy!!