This Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal + Caramelized Bananas recipe is the ultimate healthy alternative to kick-start your morning! Loaded with blueberries, this oatmeal comes thick and creamy, with soft chunks of rolled oats, chia seeds, a natural sweetener, and topped with spiced caramelized bananas and granola. Gluten-Free and Vegan.
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As August comes to a close and Fall becomes nearer, I’ve been getting myself prepped for a lot of those oatmeal mornings to keep toasty. The thing that I most enjoy about oatmeal is that it’s super easy to make, BUT SO FILLING! OMG. Literally, after eating a good bowl of this stuff, you’ll be set until lunch. Plus, oats are a great source of fiber, too!
More importantly, I’m so excited to make some awesome Fall recipes for September. I’m coming fully engulfed in the Fall season this year and I’ll definitely try my hand at some really interesting flavors + combos! Who’s ready?
As far as oatmeal goes, this Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seeds Oats is a great option for your mornings. The awesome thing is that they can be prepped the night before and you even have the option of making overnight oats to ensure that your morning routine runs smoothly.
Rest assured, we have a whole archive full of Breakfast ideas that you can choose from. From easy, quick meals to something a bit more savory and hearty! Just take your pick!
OK, now back to these oats! I love using blueberries so I wanted to use them in these oats and I truly fell in love with the beautiful purple color that they turned. But trust me, they taste so amazing! Even better than they look. Of course, blueberries and bananas work super well together, but instead of just topping them with plain ole’ slide bananas, I wanted to put a little caramelization on them to add a burst of flavor. And boy was I right! SO so GOOD! Yum.
Since I recently partnered with Purely Elizabeth and got a chance to try out many of their products, I couldn’t resist using their Maple Walnut Probiotic to top things off. This stuff is so delicious and is made from organic maple syrup + walnuts + a dash of cinnamon—all favorites of mine. Haha. The plus? The boost of probiotics which is so awesome when eating a healthier meal. But did you know that by eating 2 servings of this stuff a day gives you the maximum probiotic benefits to help support a healthy immune + digestive system? Yup. What more can you ask for, right?
Now, let’s dig into this recipe for this bowl of goodness. Shall we?
Simply cook the rolled oats in medium-sized pot along with the unsweetened coconut or almond milk, chia seeds, blueberries, and sea salt on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
In the meantime, heat the coconut oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and let it bubble and boil for 1-2 minutes. Add bananas and simmer for 3-4 minutes on each side until bananas becomes soft and plump. Remove from heat and set aside until oats are cooked.
Once oats have swelled and cooked through, turn the heat on low and stir in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground ginger, and cinnamon. Continue stirring for another minute or so and remove from heat.
To assemble, place oatmeal in serving bowl and top with caramelized bananas and Purely Elizabeth Granola….. That’s it!
Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal + Caramelized Bananas.