Feb 4, 2019 (Last updated Sep 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
Hi friends! I feel like the world has been going through a cold spell these last few days. It’s even snowing here in Lille this morning, which is not very common. And so I figured what better recipe to share than the coziest breakfast bowl of all time: my PB&J with Fried Banana Oatmeal.
This recipe is sweet and comforting. It’s an easy recipe made by simmering oats and chia in oat milk. Then topped with my homemade raspberry chia jam, creamy peanut butter and fried banana. There is nothing more cozy than this oatmeal bowl.
This recipe is just what we need for a Monday morning – It’s fast an effective! Altogether it takes no more than 10 minutes to put together. And it’s a warming bowl to prepare you for the cold outdoors. Using large flake oats the recipe needs only a few minutes on simmer to soften. Then it’s ready for some quick toppings. Here I’ve used my homemade raspberry chia jam, of course you can use whatever jam you fancy but I abolsutley love this jam and have a batch in my fridge at all times.
The chia jam is made by cooking frozen raspberries and chia in a saucepan and sweetening with some maple syrup. It’s soooo sweet and and lush, and a much healthier alternative to store-bought jams that are often chocoblocked with sugar. With this jam you know exactly what’s gone into making it. It’s healthy and wholesome. I love it topped on toast, pancakes, scooped onto dates (like in the pic above) and on top of this banana oatmeal.
As for the bananas, I’ve fried them in a bit of coconut oil on my skillet. If you’re asking why fry bananas than clearly you’ve yet to try them. Sauteed bananas are like a dessert! When fried they turn into this caramelized and warm treat. It’s decadent! The first time I tried fried bananas I couldn’t believe it was as simple as frying banana on a skillet with coconut oil. I thought for sure there was added sugar or maple syrup. But no, fried banana is one of life’s secret sweet pleasures.
The entire combo from the homemade raspberry chia jam to the fried banana and gooey peanut makes for a dream banana oatmeal bowl from the first bite to the last. I promise this banana oatmeal bowl will not disappoint. If you’re a fan of oatmeal, especially on a cold snowy day like this one, this bowl is a mood enhancer. I do hope you’ll give this recipe a try.
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.