Friday, May 18, 2012

Banana Oatmeal made with Homemade Almond Milk

I always loved oatmeal as a kid, but it was the instant packets full of sugar and no real fruit or anything actually healthy.  In efforts to be healthier and also have a quick, easy breakfast, I tried some recipes and tweaked them until it turned into this creamy, sweet, bowl of yum!

Almond Milk

1 C Presoaked Almonds (2-12 hours in the fridge)
3 C Filtered water

Add almonds and water to a blender.  Blend on high for about a minute. Now the next step is optional depending on what you are using the almond milk for and that is the straining. You can either use a cheesecloth or a very fine mesh strainer.  (What you are straining out is almond meal and is usable in many things. One thing I use it for is my homemade granola bars, which I will post a recipe for soon.)  Put in a covered glass jar like a mason jar.  This will last in the fridge for about 2 days. It will separate but just shake it.

Banana Oatmeal

1/2 C Organic Rolled Oats
1    C Almond Milk
1/4  t  Salt
1       Ripe to very ripe Banana (mashed)
1/2  t  Cinnamon (nutmeg, cardamom and cloves are great too)
1/2  t  Vanilla

Put almond milk in a small saucepan, warm to a boil and turn down to simmer immediately.  Add in oats and salt.  Cover and cook on low 10 min.  Add banana, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir and enjoy!


  1. Yum!! Have you tried steel cut oats yet? They have a different texture than regular oats, but they are quite good!

  2. I have tried Steel cut oats and i really like them. I have a great recipe for Strawberry crock pot oatmeal that uses them that i will get on here at some point :)