Banana, Maple and Walnut Oatmeal
JenniferM | On 29, Mar 2012
This morning I wanted pancakes. My favorite pancakes are ones topped with banana, maple and walnuts or pecans. I started thinking about them around 6:00 a.m. this morning and I couldn’t wait to have some! Now, since my husband made up a batch of about 100 pancakes a couple weeks ago and froze them, this should not have been a problem. But there was a problem. I forget to put them in the fridge to let them thaw first. Sigh. So then I thought…what if I put those same toppings on some warm steel-cut oats? I wasn’t sure if I’d like it because I’m not much of an oats person unless they’re cold, like in the Almond Joy Oats I posted a while back. I thought I’d give it a try and I am so glad I did! I prefer pecans on my pancakes and would’ve loved to use pecans on these oats, but I used up the last of my pecans a couple days ago. So I had to go with walnuts instead and this oatmeal was still so delicious.
The sizes for the ingredients are based on a one-cup cooked serving of cooked oats, so if you don’t want that much, just cut these ingredients in half.
- 1 cup cooked steel-cut oats prepared according to package (I use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel-Cut Oats)
- 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup* (See note below)
- 1/2 small banana, cut into slices
- 1/2 tbsp. chopped walnuts
- Cook your oats according to the package.
- Drizzle with maple syrup.
- Add sliced bananas on the top.
- Sprinkle with the 1/4 tbsp. chopped walnuts.
*Note: I’ll admit I like warm oats to be really sweet and with 1 tbsp. maple syrup, these were incredibly sweet. You may want to start out with just 1/2 tbsp. of maple syrup and go from there.