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A Healthier Breakfast: Tofu Banana Oatmeal

A Healthier Breakfast: Tofu Banana Oatmeal

A healthier and very satisfying breakfast menu that's a little different from your regular toast and or bowl of rice. It's nutritious and good for digestion. This oatmeal is great for vegetarians, too.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Oatmeal
30 g
Soy milk
200-250 ml
Banana (small to medium)
1
Salt (optional)
1 pinch
Maple syrup (or honey)
approximately 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon
a small amount
Dried fruits (optional)
approximately 1 tablespoon

Steps

1. [When using a pot:] Add the oatmeal, soy milk, and salt (optional) into a small pan over heat. Mix throughly when it's nearly boiling. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
2. While it's simmering, peel the banana and slice into 4-5 mm rounds.
3. Turn the heat off. Cover the pan and steam for 1-2 minutes (it's done when it looks nice and puffy). *Go ahead and prepare some tea or coffee while it's steaming.
4. Add maple syrup (adjust sweetness to liking) and mix. Also add banana rounds, dried fruits (like raisins and cranberries), and cinnamon. Mix everything together, and serve!
5. [When using a microwave:] Add soy milk, oatmeal, and salt into a soup dish. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or cover with a microwave-safe lid. Heat for 3-4 minutes. Work simultaneously to peel the banana and slice into 4-5 mm rounds. Prepare your morning tea in the meantime too!
6. Take the dish out of the microwave. It's ready when it's warm and puffy. Because the time in the microwave really depends on the climate of where you live, please adjust the cooking time in 10 second intervals if 3 minutes is not enough.
7. Now refer to Step 4 to finish. Here's a nice warm dish for breakfast. It's really filling.

Story Behind this Recipe

According to the oatmeal package, here's the recipe to make the basic hot cereal: add 30 g oatmeal to 200 ml milk, simmer for 2-3 minutes, then steam for 2 minutes. I referred to that and made my own variation. Since I wanted to take in lots of fruits, and since cinnamon goes so well with bananas, I added those ingredients to finish.