Ingredients

2 cups of oats
1 cup of coconut milk
1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
1 tsp of cinnamon and to sprinkle on top
1 whole banana
1 tbsp of peanut butter

Method

  1. Add your milk, oats, cinnamon and maple syrup to a pan on a medium heat. Stir at regular intervals, until thick and creamy (this should take around 5-6 minutes)
  2. While the oats cook, slice up your banana into slices.
  3. Serve your hot oats in a bowl, top with your sliced banana and add the peanut butter on top. If you’re a cinnamon fan, give the finished product a sprinkle of cinnamon over the top.

Top tip: For extra flavor, try adding blueberries on top!

HOW IS THIS GOOD FOR ME?

Let’s start with the banana, which is a powerhouse of nutrients. Bananas are high in potassium, rich in fiber and antioxidants. They naturally free of fat and are attributed to being extremely good at aiding digestion. Some studies say they keep you fuller for longer too. Porridge oats are one of the healthiest grains out there and paired with a plant-based milk, are an excellent combo for fuelling you until lunchtime. When buying your milk, keep an eye out for brands ‘fortified with calcium’ – as these are much better for your bone health. When picking your peanut butter, try to go for one with no extra additives and it will also contribute to this energy rich breakfast.

by Bryony Hopkins