Bananas Foster Oats

I do my best thinking in the shower.  I often wrote whole college papers in my mind while sudzing up.  Maybe it’s because my new Lush shampoo contains jasmine.  We just can’t know for sure.

In any case, a stroke of genius came to me the other day: Bananas Foster Oats.

For breakfast.

This is our new weekend treat instead of pancakes or bacon or donuts.  *sigh*  We can’t have everything, folks.

Anyway, this recipe is super easy, it’s about 300 calories per serving, and it’s sorta kinda a lil bit like dessert in your mouth.

 

Your usual oats. Any variety will do.
2 Tbsp. butter, small handful of brown sugar, and 2 bananas

Make your oatmeal the usual way and in a separate pan, melt the other three ingredients together.  The bananas should soften, but take it off heat before it gets mushy.

 

Buuuuuuuuuuutter

Drool

Combine banana goo and oats.  Top with slivered almonds if you feel so inclined.  This recipe should serve 2-3 people.

 

Perfection in a bowl

What are your healthy alternatives to weekend breakfast treats?

-Mads

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To brunch or not to brunch

Kat recently posted about her goal to brunch.  To be honest, I think that is the best type of goal.  It’s specific, attainable, measurable, and it is something you actually want to do.  My goal to be more involved on the interwebs was similar in its structure.

1-Start a blog and write something each week.

2- Get on Yelp Elite by writing reviews

3- Set up a Google RSS and interact with my favorite bloggers.

I started talking about goals and the internet, but really I want to get back to brunch.  Brunch!  Who doesn’t love brunch? The fact that you can eat waffles, fruit, spiral ham, pasta salad, cheesy potatoes, and fish all in one meal is undoubtedly the best thing in the world.

This morning I woke up feeling “brunchy”.  I put on my chef’s hat (aka my elastic hair tie) and hopped into the kitchen.  I just got a huge crate of strawberries at the farmer’s market, so I knew that was on the agenda.

Welcome Epicurious app for the iPad.

I simply typed in “strawberry” and “breakfast” and it found something magically delicious for me!  PANNEKOEKEN!

This recipe is so simple and yet, the result is so fancy.

Serves ~ 4

You will need:
3 Tbsp. butter
3/4 cup whole milk
3 large eggs
3/4 cup flour
Pinch of Salt
Dash of cinnamon
Quick splash of Vanilla or Almond extract (or both!)
Strawberries
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Ok.  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

First take 2 tsp. sugar and sprinkle it over your clean strawberries.  Let this sit out on the counter while you do the rest of the baking.

Then blend 3/4 cup whole milk with 3 large eggs.  Make sure your wrist is at a really uncomfortable angle for this part.  (I used a combo of whipping cream and skim milk because I didn’t have whole milk on hand)

Then add 3/4 cup flour, a pinch of salt, a dash of cinnamon, and a quick splash of vanilla.

Now you will need to preheat the pan and 3 Tbsp. of butter in the oven.  The original recipe suggests using a cast-iron pan, but I am not a crazy chef person.  I am just an average person with normal tools.  Hence, the glass dish.  The preheating of the pan took about 4 minutes.

Now take your batter and dump it into the warm butter pan and pop it back into the oven for 10-15 minutes.  The batter will start poofing up and it should eventually turn golden brown.  You’ll know when it’s done.

Woah butter!

Then top with your gooey berries and however much powdered sugar makes you happy.

-Mads

Breakfast of Healthy Champions

My friend Sarah introduced me to this delicious breakfast that I need to share with the world!

It consists of
-Bob’s Red Mill 10 grain cereal (I’m totally for foods where all of the ingredients are things you can pronounce)
-smooshied banana
-honey drizzle
-cinnamon
-slivered almonds (for crunch and protein)

You can really mix anything into this hot cereal, but this combo is to-die-for!

-M