One of my favorite ways to sweeten oatmeal naturally is to add banana. In fact, the riper the banana, the better, so this is a great recipe to use up overly ripe banoonoos. As you stir in the banana, you’ll be amazed at how quickly and easily they dissolve into the oatmeal mixture adding extra creaminess and texture. This banana trick is one of my favorite ways to avoid artificial, processed sweeteners. Added bonus? Bananas are loaded in vitamins, minerals and are a great source of energy.
Feel free to top your oats with any fruit you have on hand. By using fresh, ripe fruit you won’t need to rely on added sugar or artificial sweeteners. This recipe also works very well with raspberries, apples, blackberries or peaches.
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Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries and Walnuts
- In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, whisk together milk, water, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- When mixture starts to come to a boil, add steel cut oats and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
- About 2 minutes prior to the end of the cooking time, add in banana, blueberries, walnuts and flax. Stir well and serve.