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Give your oatmeal the glam treatment

By: Ellie Krieger The Washington Post
March 15, 2017
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Breakfast Grain Bowls With Caramelized Bananas MUST CREDIT: Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

This sumptuous breakfast bowl is what happens when frumpy regular oatmeal gets a modern, stylish makeover.

It doesn't take much effort, and the before-and-after results are astounding.

First, the foundation: Using chewy, nutty steel-cut oats makes the most of the cereal's natural flavor assets; cooking them with red quinoa and stirring in a pop of chia seeds adds compelling texture, color and nutrition; and adding milk to the mix makes it luxuriously creamy.

Then the culinary bling: a topping of warm, sweet, cinnamon-scented caramelized bananas and an optional crunch of toasted walnuts immediately lure you to the table. The bananas look and feel ultra-indulgent, but it takes only a dab of butter, a small amount of brown sugar and three minutes in a skillet to make them so. This glammed-up oatmeal is ideal for weekends when you have a little more time and want something special, but it is doable on weekdays, too.

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