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Coconut oats with brown sugar bananas

Coconut oats with brown sugar bananas

Hello, new favourite breakfast! And I don’t just mean new favourite vegan breakfast, I mean favourite breakfast full stop. I would never have guessed that this recipe was vegan had I not made it myself. It actually feels pretty naughty to be eating something that feels so decadent for breakfast, but since it contains bananas, I’m going to go ahead and tell myself that this is totally healthy.

Coconut oats with brown sugar bananas

You start with a simple porridge (that’s oatmeal to you American folk) made with a combination of coconut milk and almond milk. If you’re not vegan, you can use normal cow’s milk instead of the almond milk if you prefer, but don’t skip the coconut milk! It adds a gorgeous richness to the oats, as well as the slight coconutty flavour. I left my porridge unsweetened, since I knew I would be topping it with sliced bananas that have been sautéed in brown sugar, agave and cinnamon… Oh my word. I don’t think there’s much more that needs to be said about that. But I’ll say more anyway because I just can’t help myself.

Cooking the bananas in brown sugar creates an incredible syrup that’s infused with the banana flavour, and is perfect for drizzling all over your oats. This stuff is good. I’m talking, dip-your-fingers-in-before-it’s-even-ready good. It’s get-your-face-in-the-pan-to-get-the-very-last-drop good (make sure you’ve let it cool down a bit first!). End-up-with-it-all-round-your-mouth good (the best kind of good).

Coconut oats with brown sugar bananas

I’ve said that this recipe will feed 1-2 people – it only makes one bowlful (as shown in the pictures), but because of all the coconut milk and banana and whatnot, this stuff is rich! If you have a healthy appetite in the mornings, I’m sure you’ll polish off a whole bowlful yourself, but if like me, you have the appetite of a mouse for the first few hours of the day (don’t worry, I make up for it at dinner time…), you could probably stretch this to feed two.

Coconut oats with brown sugar bananas
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • 150ml unsweetened almond milk (or normal milk)
  • 1/2 tbsp margarine (or butter)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2tbsp brown sugar
  • 1tbsp agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine the oats in a saucepan with the coconut milk and almond milk, and heat gently, stirring regularly, for 5 minutes or so, until the oats are cooked. You can adjust the consistency of the porridge by either adding a dash more milk to make it thinner, or simmering for an extra minute or so to thicken it up.
  2. While the oats are cooking, melt the margarine in a frying pan and add the bananas, brown sugar, agave nectar and cinnamon. Cook over a medium heat for a few minutes (you want the sugar syrup to be gently bubbling), gently turning the banana slices over halfway through.
  3. When the porridge is at your desired consistency, serve topped with the banana slices and brown sugar syrup.

Coconut oats with brown sugar bananas

If you’d rather a savoury breakfast, try these breakfast tostadas with spinach, feta and a fried egg:

Breakfast tostadas

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Darya

Saturday 26th of August 2017

Why do you use word "vegan" when post recipes with eggs and feta at the same website?

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Saturday 26th of August 2017

Because this recipe is vegan :)

Patty Brandenberg

Sunday 1st of May 2016

Hello - Is there any way that I could get the Nutritional Facts for this recipe? It would really help me out for the diet that my boyfriend is on. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank You. PATTY

Patty Brandenberg

Sunday 1st of May 2016

Hello - Is there any way that I could get the Nutrition Facts for this recipe? It would really help me with the diet that my boyfriend is on. I'll be waiting to from you. Thank You so much. PATTY

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

Hi Patty, try copying and pasting the recipe in here: http://caloriecount.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

Coconut milk can vary a lot in calories (the kind in a tin is a lot higher in fat and calories than the kind in a carton) so if you're on a diet you might want to beat that in mind! :)

Sable

Wednesday 9th of July 2014

Oh man, I just made a quickie version of this with what I had on hand and it was so good! I mixed some leftover steel cut oats with some almond milk to make them extra creamy, and I left out this butter and brown rice syrup. I hope I remember to grab a can of coconut milk at the store so I can make this the proper way.

Vicki Lesage

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

Looks delicious! The brown sugar bananas would be good on a bunch of other breakfast foods as well, like pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Mmm!

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