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In the winter time I love to eat comfort food. Not only do we eat hot delicious creamy meals for dinner, I also like to eat warm food for breakfast.
Being a fitness advocate, I advise my clients to eat healthy whole grains and whole foods, like whole oats which are going to not only fill them up, but more importantly nourish their body.
Oatmeal is known to be a heart healthy meal. Not only is it yummy, but it lowers the LDL (bad) cholesterol level.
Not only does it help with lower cholesterol, but it also helps with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and helps to keep your weight low.
Being high in fiber, low in fat, and high in protein food, another benefit of oatmeal is that it makes you feel full longer. This is a great benefit if weight loss is your goal.
Just because I’m a virtual fitness coach doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy amazing meals. I just tweak them to make them better for me. This oatmeal brulee will make your taste buds jump for joy!
If you love the taste of an oatmeal cookie, you’ll love the brown sugary, nutty, cinnamon, cranberry, and creamy taste of this delicious comforting, yet healthy meal.
Banana Cranberry Oatmeal Brulee
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (sucanat, or coconut sugar)
- 1 tbs organic grass fed butter
- 8 walnuts halved
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 medium banana
Grease a 9×13 dish with butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl whisk together the eggs. Using a large bowl combine the oatmeal, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder, salt. Add the eggs to this mixture, along with the walnuts and cranberries.
Pour the oatmeal mixture into the lightly greased baking dish. Top with sliced bananas.
Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven after 35 minutes and sprinkle the top evenly with the sugar. Put back into the oven under the broiler for about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes until the top is a light brown crunchy top, resembling creme brulee. If you have a brulee torch have fun and use it instead. (If you like your oatmeal creamy, add a touch of milk to your bowl before serving.)
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Have a healthy day,