Wheat berry oatmeal with caramelized bananas is breakfast, redefined

This breakfast bowl would be perfect for a quick weekday breakfast (see the note about making the wheat berries the night before) or a delicious, almost dessertlike option for brunch. The chewy wheat berries are served with warmed milk and topped with sweet cinnamon caramelized bananas that will beat out boxed cereal any day of the week.

Wheat berry oatmeal with caramelized bananas recipe

Chewy wheat berries are served oatmeal style with sweet caramelized bananas. Make the wheat berries the night before for an even quicker breakfast!

Serves 2

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Nuts, coconut flakes, etc., for topping

Directions:

  1. Into a medium saucepot, place the wheat berries, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes. Drain the water, place the wheat berries back into the pot, and add the milk. Return the pot to the stove over medium-low heat to heat through. Note: You can cook the wheat berries the day or night before, and just store them until you're ready to use them for breakfast.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add the bananas, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until the bananas start to soften and are coated in the butter-sugar mixture.
  4. Spoon the wheat berries into serving bowls, top with the banana mixture, and garnish as desired.

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350-Calorie Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie – With 22 Grams of Protein!

Think chocolate is off-limits when you're trying to lose weight? Think again! This chocolaty smoothie is just 350 calories, and since it offers 22 grams of protein and almost 10 grams of filling fiber, it's the perfect breakfast to keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning. And don't count it out for dessert, either - the chocolate is sure to satisfy sweet cravings.

Vegan Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 package silken tofu
1/8 cup cocoa powder
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon flaxmeal
1 cup vanilla soy milk
3 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Mix everything in a blender until smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately.


Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
354 calories