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Caramelized Banana & Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Peanut Butter & Caramelized Banana Oatmeal in white bowl.

This delicious and satisfying oatmeal recipe features chia seeds, peanut butter and maple syrup and served with caramelized banana and nuts. 

Ingredients

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  • 3 ½-4 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup milk of choice + more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup + more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 yellow bananas, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts and/or sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Pour oats and chia seeds into the water, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until oats are soft.  Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, peanut butter, milk and maple syrup until combined.
  2. In a medium skillet, melt butter and brown sugar at medium-high heat.  Add sliced bananas and cook 1-2 minutes per side, until browned, flipping once.
  3. Scoop oatmeal into bowls and top with milk and maple syrup, as desired, and walnuts/almonds and caramelized bananas.

Notes

Storage Tip: Refrigerate leftovers up to 5 days.

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