We subscribe to Better Homes & Gardens,
and one of their really creative oatmeal recipes from this month's issue inspired us to try out a vegan version of peanut butter, banana, and bacon oatmeal this morning. Sweet and savory always makes for a great combo, and we love to find any excuse to make smoked coconut bacon, which has actually fooled non-vegetarians in the past.
Vegan Elvis Oatmeal: Banana, Peanut Butter, and Smoked Coconut Bacon
1/2 cup Smoked Coconut Bacon
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup peanutbutter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ripe banana (sliced)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Make the Smoked Coconut Bacon according to the recipe. It'll make more than you need, but you won't be sad to have more of this amazing stuff around for salads and to go with BLT or pimento cheese sandwiches.
Into a saucepan place oats and almond milk. Bring to a boil over hight heat while stirring to prevent scorching. Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, for five minutes or until thickened. Stir in the peanut butter and salt. Divide cooked oatmeal between two bowls and garnish each with 1/2 of the banana slices, 1/4 cup of Smoked Coconut Bacon, and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.
This is such a good idea! I have a package of coconut bacon in my pantry that needs using. I've made my own, and it's always awesome. But sometimes, I'm lazy and just buy coconut bacon. :-0
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