Lately I have got really into breakfast. When done right it is my favourite meal of the day by far, lunch and dinner can piss off. There are so many amazing breakfast recipes out there that I actually never know where to start and sometimes I end up not having enough time and just shoving down an Alpen bar which isn’t a great start to the day.
The whole act of cooking or just preparing a special breakfast on a non-special day is really good for the mind and can set you up with the right mentality for the day. I try to not buy packaged cereal or bread ever because it forces me to actually think about what I’m eating. Which is good in theory but also sometimes pretty annoying.
When you don’t have a lot of time or imagination, oats are always a good place to start. If I’m going off on the train somewhere (which is a lot for some reason) I always take overnight oats with me. I’ll post some of my fave flaves and recipes on here soon. If I’ve got a morning at home though or a bit more time, I love to make this banana bread baked oats recipe. I have it with fruit (especially pears because I just love pears) and then sort of eat it throughout the day whenever I fancy a piece. It’s so yummy that it actually tastes like pudding but it’s good for you and keeps you full!
Banana bread baked oats – serves 2, but I eat the whole thing
- 1 cup of oats
- 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Frylight spray
Preheat the oven to 180. Get a small loaf tin and spray all over with Frylight, making sure the whole thing is evenly coated.
In a mixing bowl, add together the oats, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In a separate bowl, mash up the banana and whisk together with the egg. Add the milk and vanilla and then add to the dry ingredients.
Pour the mixture into the bottom of the loaf tin and bake until it has set.
Leave to cool for a few minutes before cutting in to slices. Best eaten warm like old school banana bread!