Oats are a classic staple in the kitchen and with an endless array of recipe possibilities, they make for such a versatile breakfast.
Whilst rich in nutrients, they are a great source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan which helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria, and increases feelings of fullness. These hearty grains are also high in protein, making them the ideal post-workout brekkie. Combine these silky oats with some chocolate protein powder & caramelised bananas for a delicious meal that will keep you full till lunch.
Choc Protein Oats with Caramelised Banana (DF VGO)
Serves 1 | Calories 311 | Fat 7.6g | C 48 g | Protein 20.4 g
40g rolled oats (gf optional)
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (we like Noway or Nuut)
1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 sliced banana
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
coconut oil spray
- Measure out oats and leave to soak in a pot for about 10 minutes with just over 1/2 cup of water.
- Meanwhile, spray a frying pan with a light spray of coconut oil and place sliced banana in the pan on low-medium heat. Sprinkle with some cinnamon as they lightly fry (flipping after about 1-2 mins).
- Add protein to your oats and turn on the heat. Stir continuously to avoid your oats sticking to the pot. Add more water as required.
- Once your oats are cooked, transfer them to a bowl and top with banana and maple syrup then dust with a little extra cinnamon. (If creamier oats are desired, just add a splash of almond milk before serving).
Tip* if you do not have chocolate flavoured protein powder handy then you could use vanilla, caramel or even unflavoured with a tsp of cacao powder