Banana Bread Oatmeal

Got a few over-ripe bananas that you need to use up but don’t really feel like whipping up a bread or cake? This Banana Bread Oatmeal is the perfect solution for you! Grab those bananas and turn them into a delicious, warm, creamy, wholesome and nutritious breakfast cereal.

Got a few over-ripe bananas that you need to use up but don't really feel like whipping up a bread or cake? This Banana Bread Oatmeal is the perfect solution for you! Grab those bananas and turn them into a delicious, warm, creamy, wholesome and nutritious breakfast cereal.

Here’s another of my favorite things to do with those overripe bananas that can practically always be found sitting on my counter. Cuz yeah, as you may recall, despite my not really caring for bananas, I can’t resist buying a bunch practically every time I hit the grocery store, just so I can let them ripen and turn them into Banana Bread, or well, this delicious oatmeal! 

I’m a huge fan of eating cereal in the morning, and oatmeal totally qualifies as my favorite! And since I also happen to like banana bread so much, well this one is like a match made in heaven. I like to make a big batch on a day off and enjoy some of it fresh out of the pot, and then eat the leftovers throughout the week, either reheated or just plain cold, as an addition to my boxed cereal. Not only do the cold oats add a very agreeable soft and chewy texture to my morning bowl of goodness, but they also add tons of flavor and nutritious wholesomeness. 

All the taste of a freshly baked banana bread in the wholesome goodness of a creamy bowl of oatmeal… Want in on this? Read on! 

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Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Whether you choose to enjoy it for breakfast or dessert, this Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding will no doubt become a favorite. Super quick and easy to make, it requires only a handful of ingredients; just whizz everything together and simply let it sit while you’re at work, or sleeping!

Whether you choose to enjoy it for breakfast or dessert, this Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding will no doubt become a favorite. Super quick and easy to make, it requires only a handful of ingredients; just whizz everything together and simply let it sit while you're at work, or sleeping!

Got 2 minutes? Great, because that’s all you’ll need to whip up this super delicious Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding. And I’m not even exaggerating. 

Indeed, your active role in the realization of this beautiful breakfast, snack or dessert, summarizes in throwing a handful of ingredients into a magic bullet or food processor, give them a good swirl, stir in some chia seeds and then transfer this lovely mixture into bowls or glasses and pop this all straight into the fridge. 

Then the chia seeds will start working their magic; they’ll slowly expand and soften up and do what it is that only chia seeds know how to do: produce that yummy gel-like coating that we all dig so much. (of course, chia seeds will do way much more than just that for ya! You can read all about their multiple health benefits in this brilliant article). 

Seriously, if there is one treat that you can enjoy without feeling one tiny bit guilty, this would be it. It tastes crazy good, but it’s even better FOR you! It’s a total win-win thing. 

And if raspberries weren’t your thing, don’t let that stop you. Try subbing blueberries, strawberries, mango, bananas, pineapple, or any other fruit that you happen to like!  continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Multigrain Oatmeal

Kick your morning oatmeal up a notch by adding all kinds of delicious flavors, textures and wholesome ingredients to it! This Apple Cinnamon Multigrain Oatmeal not only tastes amazing, it also is satiating enough to provide all the energy needed to keep you feeling full until lunch.

Kick your morning oatmeal up a notch by adding all kinds of delicious flavors, textures and wholesome ingredients to it! This Apple Cinnamon Multigrain Oatmeal not only tastes amazing, it also is satiating enough to provide all the energy needed to keep you feeling full until lunch.

This tasty, dreamy, heavenly bowl of soul warming wholesome goodness has been my and my life partner’s favorite breakfast of late… We just can’t seem to get enough of it! I’ll usually make a big batch on Monday morning and then we try and have it last us all the way through to the end of the week, by alternating between this and our other regular breakfast options.

But to be honest, when we have some of that delicious multigrain oatmeal in the fridge, all ready to be reheated in just minutes, we have a bit of a hard time settling for anything else. So it usually ends up lasting us only 3 to 4 days.

What I’m trying to get at is, you might be looking at the recipe thinking “Oh my, there’s enough to feed an army here, I think I’ll halve the recipe” but really, maybe you should think again. The recipe as written makes about 6 servings, 8 if you have a small appetite or if kids are included at the family table. Seeing as how this oatmeal takes about an hour to make, but reheats in just a few minutes, I think that even if you’re only feeding a few people, it’s totally worth your while to make a full batch and save the leftovers for another day. Plus, it will keep in the fridge for about a week, so really: Go all out and make the big batch!

Cuz you know, on top of reheating super quickly, it’s also phenomenal in its cold state. I like to sometimes eat it as is, right out of the ice box, as a little afternoon snack. Another thing I really like to do is add some of it, cold, to my bowl of flaked cereal and granola. It adds a great soft and slightly chewy texture to it.

I’m sure that you too, will discover tons of ways to enjoy yours… and you won’t regret making the large batch! 

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Butternut Squash Apple Spice Muffins

Despite them being made with nothing but wholesome ingredients and containing no refined sugar whatsoever, these Butternut Squash Apple Spice Muffins taste so delicious, you’ll never believe how healthy they actually are!

Despite them being made with nothing but wholesome ingredients and containing no refined sugar whatsoever, these Butternut Squash Apple Spice Muffins taste so delicious, you'll never believe how healthy they actually are!

‘Tis the season, right? Pumpkin season, that is… everywhere you look is pumpkin this, pumpkin that! To be honest, I think I’m getting a little bit fed up with pumpkin…

Can butternut squash be the new pumpkin please? Is there a petition we could sign, or some kind of a vote that we could take to make it happen?

Personally, I think that butternut squash possesses just as much aptness but is so much more accessible! It’s easier to find, easier to handle, peel, dice and cook! 

Coalesced with apples, I think that butternut squash is the ultimate autumnal flavor! And I’m pretty sure that you will agree with me when you get to taste those phenomenal muffins! To me, they are perfect in every possible way. Not only are they made with good wholesome ingredients, they are also low in fat and free of refined sugar. Taste-wise, they are agreeably sweet and perfectly spiced, with a well balanced, dense and slightly chewy texture. 

All in all, I think they are the perfect little autumn treat, snack, or on the go breakfast… 


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