Over the years, breakfast has become one of my favorite meals to "play around with" and create yummy, fun recipes. Especially on the weekends if/when I have a little extra time, I enjoy spending more time in the kitchen to try a new recipe or create a slightly more elaborate breakfast than I typically have time for on the weekdays. A couple weekends ago I tried a recipe for "banana oat cakes" that I had bookmarked from a great blog I recently discovered, "Running Around Normal."
Here's the recipe for you. Note that it only makes enough for two cakes, so you'll need to double or triple this if you're making it for more than one or two people!
-2/3 cup regular oats
-2 - 4 Tbsp. water or milk (I used skim milk)
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1 banana, sliced
-almond butter or yogurt, for toppings
Simple ingredient list! :)
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. In a small bowl, mix together the oats, egg, milk or water, and cinnamon; set aside. Add the sliced banana to your skillet to grill it to bring out its natural sugars, about 3 minutes per side. After letting the oat cake mixture sit for about a minute, form it into two "patties" and place them in your pan, grilling for about 3 minutes per side and until they're very lightly browned on the outside. Top each breakfast cake with some grilled bananas and any desired toppings (almond butter, yogurt, sprinkled cinnamon, etc.).
I don't think this could be any easier, friends! It'll take you no time to make this recipe, AND you'll enjoy it. It's quite tasty, especially with the grilled bananas and yogurt on top. The grilled "nanners" (yes, sometimes I refer to bananas as nanners) are so yummy! If you love oatmeal, this is a nice healthy twist on your typical bowl of oatmeal. I love finding new ways to eat the foods I love. :)