5-Minute Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal

This tasty breakfast treat will warm you up on a cold winter’s day! And it’s so simple and quick to make. The chia seeds and pecans add good fats, while the mashed banana lends natural sweetness. A cinnamon bun lover’s dream!

 

Oatmeal

1 cup milk of choice (regular, almond, etc.)

½ cup quick-cooking oats (not instant)

½ small RIPE banana, mashed (see Cooking Tip)

1 tbsp chia, hemp or flax seeds

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch sea salt

 

Topping

2 tsp maples syrup, coconut sugar or brown sugar

½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt

3 pecans, chopped

Heat milk in a small saucepan until just barely simmering. Turn heat to low. Add oats, banana, chia, cinnamon and salt. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until oats reach desired consistency. Remove from heat and spoon into a serving bowl.

In a small bowl, combine maple syrup and cinnamon. Mix well. Drizzle maple-cinnamon mixture and Greek yogurt over oatmeal. Top with chopped pecans. Serve hot.

Makes 1 serving

Per serving (made with unsweetened almond milk): 396 calories, 13 g total fat (1.2 g saturated fat), 12 g protein, 62 g carbohydrate (13 g fiber, 19 g sugars), 0 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium

Cooking Tip: Make sure your banana is RIPE. Like with spots on it. Otherwise you might need to add another form of sugar to the oatmeal. If you don’t like pecans, but you like nut butters, you can drizzle some almond butter or peanut butter on the oatmeal instead. Delicious!!