This Filling, High-Protein Banana Pudding Oatmeal Is Perfectly Sweet & Delicious
When it comes to breakfasts, a classic bowl of oatmeal really can’t be beat. Hot, creamy, and filling… this breakfast option always hits the spot when the weather turns colder.
So right now… in the middle of winter… is the perfect time to enjoy a warm, hearty bowl of oatmeal.
Of course, many people shy away from oats, thinking they’re going to be gluey or gross. Well, if you think that, you’ve been making them wrong!
This banana oatmeal recipe tastes just like dessert… and it has a secret hidden ingredient—a whole egg whisked in! This adds a hearty punch of staying power, allowing you to stay satiated all morning long.Sleep Like a Baby: Using This Blend of Exotic Herbs and Spices
So if you’re used to eating breakfast and then getting hungry again in just a couple of hours (or less!)… don’t worry. This delicious oatmeal recipe won’t leave you hungry like that.
(So you won’t have to go digging in the back of the pantry to find SOMETHING to fill you up until lunchtime… or open the fridge every 5 minutes to see what new food has magically appeared… or find the snacks you hid in your desk drawer…)
In fact, this oatmeal is the perfect choice to keep you feeling full (but not overly heavy or stuffed) until lunchtime.
With a touch of honey, a dash of walnuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, you’ll think you’re getting a special treat when you’re actually getting a super healthy breakfast meal!
It’s so delicious that I wouldn’t be surprised if you want to eat it more than once a week…
And I won’t tell if you do! It’s really like a nice bowl of dessert for breakfast (but much healthier)… which I think we all need every once in a while! 😉
(By the way, try serving it to your kids! They’ll feel like they’re eating a real treat… and you’ll feel great knowing that you’re giving them a great, healthy breakfast to start off their day.)
So if you want to see how to make banana pudding oatmeal that tastes perfectly sweet and rich… yet is also very healthy and filling…
Here’s how it’s done:
FTH’s High-Protein Banana Pudding Oatmeal
(Gluten Free, High Protein, Vegetarian, Low GI, Dairy Free)
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 2 cups of non-dairy milk (soy or almond)
- 2 extra ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 whole eggs, whisked
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 2 Tbsp honey
1) In a medium-sized saucepan, combine rolled oats and non-dairy milk. Cook until simmering and oats are soft.
2) Add mashed bananas and vanilla extract, and cook until smooth and blended.
3) In another bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Slowly stir into oat mixture, making sure you stir constantly to avoid lumps.
4) Turn off heat and add cinnamon.
5) Separate oats into four bowls. Top with 1 Tbsp of walnuts per portion, and ¼ Tbsp of honey. Enjoy hot!
Why Oatmeal Is So Healthy (And A Great Food to Help You Feel Full!)
As much as oatmeal has a reputation for being plain (but this recipe is NOT)… it also has a reputation for being healthy.
And that isn’t without reason.
(But it doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious! Prepared like this, in a banana pudding oatmeal… or many other tasty recipes… oatmeal doesn’t taste “bland” or “boring” at all.)
Oatmeal is actually an incredibly nutritious food. It contains fiber and carbs… as well as more protein (13 grams in half a cup!) and fat than most grains.
In addition, oats are full of vitamins and minerals. One half cup of dry oats contains:
- Manganese (191% of your RDI!)
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin)
- Vitamin B3 (niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Whole oats also contain antioxidants. One particular class of antioxidants, called avenanthramides, is found almost exclusively in oats.
Avenanthramides have been shown to help lower blood pressure by increasing the production of nitric oxide. This is a gas molecule that helps to dilate blood vessels, leading to better blood flow.
A specific type of fiber found in oats also plays a part in oatmeal’s heart-healthy powers. This soluble fiber is called beta-glucan.
Beta-glucan has been found to help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol levels. In addition, beta-glucan has been shown to reduce blood sugar and insulin response… increase feelings of fullness (so then you don’t feel hungry & eat less!)… and promote the growth of good bacteria in your digestive system.
In fact, beta-glucan is key to lots of the health benefits associated with oats. This is why you feel full when you eat oats… and also a huge part of why oats are so healthy for your heart and the rest of your body.
So the next time you’re heading to the kitchen for breakfast, consider reaching for the oats instead of a processed cereal. You’ll get a lot more nutritional benefits… you’ll stay feeling full for longer… and you’ll help your heart health, too!
And whenever possible, get whole oats rather than more processed versions. Those pre-packaged, flavored oatmeals might sound delicious… but the oats are more highly processed.
That means some of their nutritional value could be compromised during processing.No More Pain: Melt Joint Pain Away With This “Golden Drink”
Plus, the flavorings (like peaches & cream, or maple brown sugar…) usually contain artificial colorings… artificial flavors… extra salt… maybe some preservatives… and TONS of added sugars. Frankly, your body doesn’t need those—and they can even lead to unpleasant side effects!
(Not to mention that you can get similar flavors that are just as delicious… and taste much less “artificial”… in a much healthier way!
Don’t be afraid to experiment with adding different fruits to your oatmeal… or tasty spices like cinnamon.)
So to get the full range of incredible health benefits offered by oatmeal, opt for the real thing. 🙂
And with a delicious, rich-tasting recipe like this one for banana pudding oatmeal… you won’t miss those artificial flavors at all!
The One Ingredient In This Recipe That Can REALLY Help You Get Healthy…
Oatmeal is always a healthy breakfast choice… and this recipe really gives it that delicious flavor that kicks off morning just right.
But the real hero in this recipe is the egg.
That’s because the egg adds a TON of protein to this oatmeal recipe. Just one egg contains 6 grams of protein!
And since eating more protein helps you stay feeling full for longer… the eggs in this recipe go a long way in managing hunger and keeping you full all the way until lunchtime.
(So you won’t even have to go digging through your desk for “hidden” snacks and treats before lunch!)
In addition to helping you feel fuller for longer… did you know that eating more protein can also help you boost your metabolism?
Yep! It’s actually been proven in a scientific study.
In the study, researchers discovered that when people increased their daily protein intake by only 15-30% (which is totally doable)… they burned an average of 441 MORE calories every day.
(Burn more calories by eating MORE food? Sign me up!)
To find out exactly how much protein you should be eating for that extra caloric burn… plus two more super simple tips for boosting your metabolism… click here:
[This post was updated by Fit Trim Happy on September 4, 2020.]