A Good Morning w/ Banoffee Oatmeal Cereal

Banoffee Oatmeal Cereal 

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well! 

My love of healthy breakfasts and vegan desserts have merged to create this hybrid: banoffee oatmeal cereal.

What I hoped to get out of this was more of a dessert–a rendition of banoffee pie–that I could justify eating for breakfast. It totally worked. With agave as my sweetener and ingredients like homemade vegan condensed milk and bananas, I enjoyed it without a shred of guilt.

Banoffee Oatmeal Cereal: Serving: 1

  • 1.5 bananas (sliced)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk (in a can)
  • vegan condensed milk

Let me first say that I made two batches of vegan “condensed milk”. One is the original that I pulled from Detoxinista, which was great, but didn’t seem caramel-y enough for me. So I reduced the amount of coconut milk in half and added roughly four tablespoons {I didn’t count} agave sweetener to create this golden texture. I also didn’t let it sit for 50 minutes, but 20-30 minutes.

Thick and sweet, moving with the sloth of molasses? Bingo, we’ve got vegan caramel.

Directions:

  • Make your vegan condensed milk, which doubles as our toffee/caramel.
  • Once finished, make your oatmeal.
  • Simmer milk in a pot. Add cinnamon. Stir until cinnamon dissolves. 
  • As the milk boils, add your oatmeal. Stir until fully cooked–roughly four minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and agave. If you have nuts on hand, now is a good time to throw some in. Totes optional, but great if you love a crunch.
  • Remove oatmeal from burner.
  • Chop your bananas. 
  • Bring your banoffee oatmeal cereal together by adding a small amount of sliced bananas in a bow, followed by two tablespoons of oatmeal. Drizzle on a about a teaspoon of vegan caramel. Continue layering until you reach the top.
  • Garnish with bananas, cinnamon and vegan caramel.

Making your vegan condensed milk is easy. You boil for five minutes, whisking often.

You reduce heat to simmer, adding your vegan sweetener.

Stir until dissolved. Now allow it to sit for 50 minutes, creating a brown complexion and a caramel taste.

Basically, if you follow the steps from Detoxinista to a tee, you’ll get thumbs-up results. If you want my results, just follow what I stated above.

I just love oatmeal cereal in the mornings–especially when there’s a chill in the air. Last Winter, I found pleasure waking up early every weekend just to make a large bowl of oatmeal cereal. #thatishcray. I know. I’d then curl up in a blanket and enjoy my oatmeal while watching episode after episode of Breaking Bad. Ah man. I’m starting to get nostalgic for the winter.

But then a sunny, wear-your-booty-shorts day like today puts everything into perspective. Winter, who?

~Live Well!

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2 thoughts on “A Good Morning w/ Banoffee Oatmeal Cereal

  1. Hey I’m digging your recipes and even have a few of them bookmarked to try this week. You should start tagging your posts or assigning categories them so that we can search for recipes in the sidebar. I’d like to see which of your recipes are just for dinner, lunch breakfast or dessert 🙂

    1. Glad you liked them, and thanks for the suggestion! I’ve been meaning to organize the recipes for some time, but laziness tends to kick in. But I’ll get on it.

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