Banana Brulee Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal

Banana Brulee Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal

I’ve only started eating oatmeal in the last five years after Alex asked me to ditch the Lucky Charms and occasionally have something more healthy before work. If made with no imagination oatmeal, while extremely healthy, has all the flavor of glue.

Banana Brulee Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal

My favorite trick with oatmeal is to use almond milk. I think it gives a better more creamy flavor that’s not full of fat. The cinnamon streusel topping is a cheeky way of having dessert for breakfast. If you close your eyes it’s almost like having pie for breakfast! Bruleeing the bananas with a kitchen blowtorch gives them a nice sweet crunch.

This breakfast recipe is a little more involved than the smoothie recipe I posted last week but it’s well worth the effort. If you’re short on time make the oatmeal at the office in the microwave instead. Keep the streusel separate until your ready to eat. The streusel can also be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.

Banana Brulee Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal

Makes 1 large or 2 small portions

Banana Brulee Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal

Ingredients

Streusel Topping

1/4 stick butter or 28g dairy free spread, cold

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 cup plain flour

pinch of cinnamon

Oatmeal

3/4 cup oats

1 1/4 cup alpro almond milk

1/8 cup sugar, optional

1 banana

granulated sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C and line a baking sheet with a silpat mat. In a small bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Work the mixture with your fingertips until it resembles crumbs. Bake for 10-13 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the oats, milk and sugar. Stir over medium low heat for 5-10 minutes until thick and creamy. Pour into bowls.
  3. 3. Top the oatmeal with slices of banana. Sprinkle the tops of the banana with the granulated sugar and use a kitchen blowtorch until the tops turn golden brown. Sprinkle with the streusel topping.

Notes

Bruleeing the bananas is not necessary. The oatmeal will taste fabulous with plain slice bananas and streusel topping.

http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/other-desserts/banana-brulee-cinnamon-streusel-oatmeal

I’ve entered my smoothie in the Alpro deskfest challenge. The contest is open to all. I received a few sample products from Alpro.

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3 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this idea for funky up breakfast. Although I always make sure I eat breakfast, it is the least exciting meal of my day. What a fab way to mix it up!

  2. I started eating oatmeal a few years ago and also heat it up with cinnamon. However I always put an apple (pink lady!) in. For me its the best taste for this kinda meal. I think it resembles apple strudel.

    Have a great week.
    Tobia

  3. That’s a really great idea – I love the idea of the streusel topping. As you say, it makes a more healthy breakfast into one you actually want to eat, which can only be a good thing!

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