Oatmeal is the most filling breakfast I think you could have. It will hold you over until lunch so you aren’t mindlessly munching during those morning hours. Even though oatmeal is great for you health-wise, there is another powerful ingredient in this recipe: cinnamon. Cinnamon is an amazing spice because it is capable of aiding in a healthy body. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties while helping to fight against cancer and other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, fungal infections, and so much more. I recommend adding a pinch of cinnamon to your smoothies, parfaits, baked goods, and caramelized fruits.
For this recipe you will need:
1 1/2 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
1/3 cup raw sugar
1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 caramelized banana, recipe follows
Slivered or chopped almonds
1 banana, sliced in half
1/2 Tbsp butter
1.5 Tbsp light brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
In a sauce pot, combine the steel cut oats, water, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Once the mixture has reached a simmer, reduce the heat and cover. Allow to slowly cook for 25-30 minutes. Then, in a small sauté pan over medium low heat, melt 1/2 Tbsp butter and add the sliced banana halves along with the brown sugar. Cook until the banana is golden and syrupy, about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top the porridge with the banana and sprinkle with the slivered or chopped almonds.
You will love this breakfast recipe- Bon Appetit!