Can you believe that I haven't posted an oatmeal recipe for you guys since January? I started off the first day of October with this flavorful, creamy Banana Cashew Butter Oatmeal.
Did you know that if you start your day with 1 cup of oatmeal that's 8 grams of dietary fiber out of the recommended 25-38 grams? The Standard American Diet lacks fiber, and it is one of THE most important nutrients to obtain from food.
Increasing your consumption of dietary fiber promotes the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria and the production of short chain fatty acids - in easier terms - it increases your gut immunity, softens stool, and keeps your gut working effectively.
This Banana Cashew Butter Oatmeal is delectable, I added soy milk for thickness and extra protein, cashew butter for creaminess and healthy fats, cinnamon and maple syrup for satisfaction factor, chia seeds for more protein and fiber, banana & strawberries for fruit/carb source.
You are going to make this oatmeal on a cozy Saturday morning and fall in love with how heart-warming it is! Just make sure to give yourself an hour of time because you will be needing the restroom...
Let's get to the recipe!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes (max)
This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan. (This recipe includes soy milk, so if you have a soy allergy please use a different milk of choice)
1. 1 cup of gluten free oats
2. 1 cup of soy milk
3. 1 TSP of maple syrup
4. Dash of cinnamon (to your liking)
5. 1 TBSP cashew butter (I personally used Abby's Better Coconut Cashew Butter)
6. 1 very ripe banana
7. Pinch of salt
8. 5 strawberries
9. 1 TSP chia seeds
1. First, grab a small saucepan and place it onto your stove top. Have the heat on medium-high at first.
2. Pour in 1 cup of the soy milk. Stir slowly. You want small bubbles to start forming but don't allow the milk to bubble. Add in your oats after about 2-3 minutes.
3. Stir the oats in well. Add in the cashew butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, and pinch of salt. Stir very well.
4. Turn the heat down to medium-low once the soy milk is starting to get soaked up by the oats.
Tip #1: Make sure to not burn your oatmeal, you want a creamy, thick consistency.
5. Add in the banana and mash it in within the oatmeal.
6. You now have a creamy and thick oatmeal. Pour it into a serving bowl of choice.
7. Top with sliced strawberries, chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor.