A tribute to the world's greatest breakfast

March 21, 2014

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Our mission here at Adea is to make your life a bit easier by providing you with stress-free under-layers to help you look and feel your best. But we don’t want to stop there! With the diversity and interests of our customers in mind we’re adding a new, weekly feature on our blog: guest food bloggers who will share their favorite recipes. We love finding healthy, delicious recipes that fit our busy lifestyle and we hope some of these will inspire you too. So test out a recipe and let us know how it turns out or share with a foodie friend!

 

What better way to start sharing food recipes than with the greatest breakfast in the world. Kath Younger, a Registered Dietician in Charlottesville, VA writes the healthy food and lifestyle blog, Kath Eats Real Food, which celebrates life through the lens of food. Kath writes about everything from recipes to organization tips to encouraging readers to try new "real" foods, including wheatberries, kale chips, chia seeds, and her famous whipped banana oatmeal (see below). You can see more at www.KathEats.com.

A tribute to the world’s greatest breakfast!

Whipped Banana Oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup 1% or skim or soy milk
  • 2/3 cup water (I like my oats a bit liquidy – cut back to 1/2 a cup if you don’t)
  • 1/2 a banana, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds (they give the best fluffy texture!)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Vanilla, stirred in at end

Start by combining rolled oats, water, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Slice a banana into VERY thin pieces, leaving just a few bigger chunks. Walk away for a few minutes while the oatmeal heats. Once it begins to steam or bubble, stir vigorously at times to “whip” the banana into the oats. The oats will take about 5 minutes on medium heat from start to finish to fully absorb the liquid. They’re done when they reach your desired consistency! Then I stir in vanilla (and often pumpkin or cottage cheese) and portion into bowls. Add any toppings you like, such as almond or peanut butter dollops, nuts, granola, coconut, crumbled granola bars, or trail mix – with dark chocolate chips!

The whipped method produces a really creamy bowl of oats. The bananas basically disappear, so there are no chunks. Since banana is an emulsifier of sorts, this method suspends the oats into a thick, creamy consistency and the whole bowl is sweeter because the banana’s sweetness permeates throughout.

To see the instructional video view Kath’s full post here. Kath also writes at Baby KERF documenting her journey to motherhood. Follow @Katheats on Instagram and Twitter.



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