Banana Bread Breakfast Bowl! In five minutes you can change your same ol’ morning breakfast cereal into something delicious, nutritious and fulfilling!
Autumn always seems to be a busy time in most households. Students returning to school, attending fall festivities and the much-anticipated lead in to the holidays. Our house is no exception. I am no exception. This fall I’ve been taking classes to earn my certificate in plant-based nutrition. It has been a great experience across the board! I have learned so much on a scientific level about the benefits and healing properties of a plant-based diet. When you take the time to look at all of the research studies for what a whole food plant-based diet can do for disease treatment (and even reversal), it is particularly amazing. Can you tell I am excited about this?! I look forward to sharing with you all that I have learned.
So how does my coursework relate to the Banana Bread Breakfast Bowl? Besides the fact that it IS a whole food plant-based/vegan meal? I took an already action-packed schedule and inserted these classes first thing in the morning. This was my insurance policy, my way of prioritizing them to be sure that they wouldn’t get lost in the hustle and bustle of the rest of the day. When I began my classes I would start each day with a nice hot bowl of oatmeal. Warm for the cold mornings, satiating, and filled with healthy carbs to provide my brain the energy it needed at that early hour.
One pre-dawn morning, after starting many days with oatmeal, I found myself standing in the kitchen staring down at my half cup of oatmeal ready and waiting for the H2O. I couldn’t do it. Not one more day of plain oatmeal. Still a nutrition packed breakfast, but I was bored! I grabbed a ripe banana and mashed up half of it, added a heaping spoonful of cinnamon for its antioxidant and insulin sensitivity boosting properties (just to name a couple of benefits), oatmeal, and water. Once it finished cooking, I threw in some golden flax meal, maple syrup, and chopped pecans. A drizzle of cashew milk and I had a breakfast I couldn’t wait to try. Wow! Total yumminess!! It tasted like banana bread!
So there you have it. I highly recommend my Banana Bread Breakfast Bowl to start your day with a bang! If you are looking for an alternative to oatmeal that’s still packed with plant-based protein, try my Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl.