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Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal + Caramelized Bananas
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Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal + Caramelized Bananas

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.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword banana, blueberry, gluten-free, granola, healthy, oatmeal, oats, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

Blueberry Oats:

  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup Gluten-free organic rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (You can use Almond or other non-dairy milk)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup organic pure maple syrup (Depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Caramelized Bananas:

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup organic pure maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Topping:

  • Purely Elizabeth Granola

Instructions

  • 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!
  • Bon appetite!

Notes

**Other great milk options: coconut milk, hemp milk, soy milk, rice milk, flax milk, oat milk, cashew milk etc.
**For Overnight Oats option: simply mix together all ingredients (minus toppings) and add them to a mason jar. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours. The morning of, add toppings over oats and enjoy! Yum.