Trail Mix Whipped Banana Oatmeal!
Up early this morning! I made oats around 7:00 and am digesting and studying before I head to the gym around 9.
So I really have two techniques for banana oatmeal: whipped and marshmallow. I thought it would be helpful to distinguish between them, as they do produce rather different results!
This is what you see in the video. We cut the banana into large chunks and it cooks into big marshmallows of melty banana. Absolutely delicious, and fun when you have a lot of banana to work with (so you get more chunks).
My other technique is cutting the banana into VERY small slices and whipping them (which just means stirring a lot) into the oats as they cook.
The whipped method produces a really creamy bowl of oats. The bananas basically disappear, so there are no chunks. Since banana is an emulsifier of sorts, this method suspends the oats into a thick, creamy consistency and the whole bowl is sweeter because the banana’s sweetness permeates throughout.
Note the consistancy here:
Compared to here, where there are chunks of banana but the oats are more oaty –
There will be a test tomorrow on this!! Just kidding 🙂
So finishing up today’s delicious bowl, I topped mine with flax, brown sugar and Bear Naked trail mix – delish! Actually, it was too sweet with the banana, brown sugar, and chocolate bits. I should have left the sugar out!
With hot tea –
Breakfast today was about 460 kcal, 10 grams fiber and 13 grams protein.
See you for a packed lunch!