We ask you to please make this warm, cozy and healthy bowl of deliciousness aka coconut quinoa chia porridge topped with caramelized bananas. Too complicated you say? Porridge you say? We know, we know porridge can be uhm well, a bit boring, but hey, we think it’s being given a bit of a bad rep here. The way we look at it, oatmeal is kind of like a blank canvas. And what we love about this delicious bowl is that you can be so creative and extravagant with your toppings. Also, the base porridge recipe is so simple, not complicated at all, we promise! It’s actually a quick and dirty kinda recipe, just how we like it. No fuss in the kitchen. Annnnnd another added bonus: this jam-packed bowl is also jam-packed with all healthy ingredients…which is a big plus considering it is almost Christmas and we'll probably all over indulge a little bit ok a lotta bit. So this heavenly bowl will get you right back on track, since it’s packed with a lot of protein and healthy oh so good for you omega 3’s.
So this is how we love ours: The base is oats, quinoa, some chia seeds which add a pudding like texture to the oats along with the major health benefits of omega 3’s, good fats and protein. For milk, we love using our own homemade almond mylk and just a little bit of coconut milk because well COCONUT, duh! And last but not least: The bananas. But not just bananas. One of our favorite things to do is to caramelize them. They get so incredibly sweet. Hands down, caramelized bananas are one of our favorite breakfast food toppers. They’re great on pancakes, in crepes or even just as a side and of course, on top of porridge. Plus, they only take a few minutes to make. See, incredible! We’re pretty sure you are going to never want to eat a banana any other way after tasting this natural caramel candy.
Sooo, what do you think? Can we all make coconut quinoa chia porridge with caramelized bananas today? Maybe even with a sprinkle of chocolate…you know for the extra antioxidants??
Xx Sue & Sibylle
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR THE BASE
- 20g quinoa flakes - 40g oats - 2 tablespoons chia seeds - 250ml homemade almond mylk or any kind of milk of your choice - 200ml water - 150ml coconut milk - 2-3 tablespoons agave - 1 teaspoon cinnamon - pinch of fleur de sel
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR THE CARAMELIZED BANANAS
- 2 bananas, sliced - 1 tablespoon coconut oil - 1 tablespoon coconut or brown sugar
More Toppings: - dark chocolate, chopped - chopped almonds or whatever kind of nuts you like - toasted coconut shreds
1 – In a medium pan, combine the oats, quinoa, chia seeds, almond mylk, coconut milk, fleur de sel and the water. Bring to a low boil and then simmer over medium heat, stirring often until the liquid has been absorbed and the porridge has thickened. This takes no more than 15 minutes or so. → In case your porridge gets too thick, just thin with more water or mylk.
2 – Meanwhile, heat a pan to medium heat and add the coconut oil. Slice up your bananas and sprinkle both sides with coconut or brown sugar
3 – Once the pan is hot, add the banana slices and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until the banana slices are perfectly caramelized. Carefully remove the banana slices from the pan.
5 – Divide the porridge among two bowls and top with the warm caramelized bananas. Sprinkle with chopped up chocolate, nuts and coconut shreds, fleur de sel, drizzle with honey and EAT!