This morning I noticed that the bananas I bought a few days ago were just starting to get little brown spots. This is the perfect time to eat a banana (in my opinion)… the starches are starting to break down into sugar and you can taste the natural sweetness. I also had some apples from Red Jacket Orchards. So I decided to sauté up my bananas and apples with a little bit of cinnamon and put then over some oatmeal. It’s really simple!
Old fashioned oats (or whatever oatmeal you prefer)
1 Apple (mine was a Braeburn)
Heat a skillet to medium heat. Peel the banana and slice it into rounds, about a 1/4″ thick. Add them to hot pan and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon. Let them get a little brown on the underside, then flip them. I used a non-stick skillet and don’t have any cooking spray and they did just fine, but add a bit of cooking spray if you are not using a non-stick
While the bananas are cooking dice up the apples into 1/4″ pieces, leaving the skin on (for extra nutrients).
When the bananas are golden on the underside, remove them from the pan and add the apples and about a tablespoon or two of water and a few dashes of cinnamon. Stir occasionally.
While the apples cook, prepare the oatmeal as per the directions provided on the container. Mine called for 1-3/4 cup of water and 1 cup of oats for 2 servings.
Cook the apples until they still have a slight crunch to them, for texture (about 3 mins). Remove them from the heat
Spoon the oatmeal into two bowls and top with bananas and apples