Friday, January 2, 2015

Banana Raisin Oatmeal

Banana Raisin Oatmeal has been my go to breakfast these days especially on the weekdays not only because its quick but because its healthy,nutritious, filling,  and equally delicious. Don't we all want to eat healthy this year. Nothing better than oats to begin your day.  Its keep me full longer cutting down my cravings to snack and helps me go through lunch. I keep alternating between my Egg Omelet and this oatmeal pretty much through out the week. 


I am using quick cooking oats for this recipe but old fashioned ones can be used too. This oatmeal can be made vegan too by adding almond/soy milk instead of regular milk. I like using equal parts of both water and milk for my oatmeal as it makes it nice and creamy but using all water/all milk will work too. 


Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015!

Now to the recipe...

Ingredients: (Serves 1- 2)
1/2 cup instant oats
1 cup water
1 cup milk (using whole full fat milk)
1 banana
1 tbsp honey (or brown sugar or any sweetener of choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup of raisins 
2 tbsp chopped walnuts (or any nuts of choice)


Method: 
In a vessel  add the oats, water and milk and cook on medium heat for about 2 mins.  To this add half of the banana sliced and cook for another 5 mins and keep mashing the banana with the spoon/spatula.Once the oats are cooked and looks all creamy (approximately in a total of 5-7 mins) switch off the gas and add honey raisins and vanilla extract. Give it a good stir. Divide the oatmeal in two bowls and top it with the remaining half sliced bananas, some raisins and walnuts. 



Notes: 

  • I have used instant/quick cooking oats for this recipe. But old fashioned oats can be used too. The only difference will be cooking time. Old fashioned will require additional 7-10 mins to cook. 
  • I have used Whole full fat milk for this recipe. But you can use any milk of choice like 1% 2% or reduced fat etc or  soy milk, almond milk for making it vegan.
  • Depending on how ripe your banana is, the amount of sugar can be adjusted. More ripe the banana less sugar will be needed. 


That's it, our quick, easy, healthy and nutritious Banana Raisin Oatmeal is ready. Serve it warm or cold for breakfast/snack. Enjoy!!

Stay Healthy
Shweta



1 comment:

  1. Filling breakfast.. I do add raisins when preparing oatmeal but haven't tried adding bananas,will try sometime !

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