Friday, October 24, 2014

Banana Oatmeal | வாழைப்பழ​ ஓட்மீல் | Vazhaipazhla Oatmeal

Banana Oatmeal is healthy and a perfect way to start a day! This has become our favorite breakfast as it is quick, easy and filling. 

Oatmeal is a naturally low-fat, high-fiber food and an excellent choice for your daily breakfast. Adding banana to the oatmeal provides additional nutrients and a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients :-
 Oats   ½ cup 
 Low fat Almond milk   1  cup
 Brown sugar   1 tsp 
 Cardamom   ¼ tsp 
 Fruits & nuts  for topping 
Method :-
1). Mash a ripe banana into a microwave safe bowl. Add oats, milk, and cardamom and mix everything together. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stopping once halfway through to stir.
2). Allow to rest in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and add desired toppings.
Enjoy this delicious and nutritious breakfast ! I served it with grapes and almonds. 

Stove-Top Method :- 
1).  Bring milk to a boil in a pan. Reduce heat and stir in oats, mashed banana, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove oatmeal from heat, Cover with a lid and let rest 3 minutes. Serve warm with desired toppings ! 

Notes :-
# You can use equal amount of water and milk. However, milk makes it more tastier so I prefer milk.
# Overripe banana suits best for this recipe, it gives a good texture. The riper the banana, the sweeter it is!
# Timings depends on the type of Oats you use. (Steel-Cut Oats , Rolled Oats or Old fashioned Oats , Quick-cooking Oats, Instant Oats). They have the same nutritional value.
# Old fashioned Oats are the thickest, which retains its shape during cooking. Quick-cooking oats cook more quickly than rolled Oats, but retain less of their texture. Instant Oats cook the quickest of all and make a very soft porridge.
# I have used low fat Almond milk. You can very well use any type of milk of your choice.
# Adding cardamom  is must, the flavors definitely support each other. 

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