The Oatmeal Challenge: Day Five {Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal}

This is my most favorite oatmeal recipe until now! The creamy oatmeal, the sweet bananas, bursts of chocolate, the crunch of walnuts…who wouldn’t want to start a day with a breakfast as awesome as this? Although I’m a chocoholic, yet I preferred this over the Chocolate oatmeal. I shall say no more as a picture is worth a thousand words:

Chocolate_Chip_Banana_bread_oatmeal

Ingredients:
Milk – 1 cup
Instant oats – 3 tbsp
Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp
Walnuts (chopped) – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
Ripe bananas (medium) – 2
Chocolate (grated) – 2 tbsp (I used milk chocolate)

Method:
Heat milk with cinnamon powder, add the oats when milk is boiling and let simmer. Meanwhile, cut half a banana into round slices and reserve for garnish. Mash rest of the one and half banana. When the oatmeal is thickened to your liking, remove from heat. Add the mashed bananas and 2 tbsp chopped walnuts and whisk well. Let it cool slightly before topping with grated chocolate, or the chocolate will melt. Garnish with 1 tbsp walnuts and the reserved banana slices. Serve immediately.

Makes one serving

P. S.  I felt the milk chocolate was too sweet and would like to try dark/bittersweet chocolate next time. You may wish to reduce the amount of chocolate if you don’t like your oatmeal too sweet. Chocolate chips can be used instead of grated chocolate.

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