Friday, November 20, 2009

Simply breakfast

Banana..ooh I love it. Love it love it love it. You can make anything out of banana and I will still like it=) Here's one fancy breakfast that you can make from banana. Tomorrow is Saturday morning, why not spend sometime eating some healthy and fancy breakfast? By fancy here I mean those pretty and good looking foods that you can make at home. I got this recipe of Oatmeal with Bruleed bananas from Veggiebelly. Sound delicious right? And don't worry too much about the word "bruleed" here because you can actually make it at your own kitchen, no restaurant kitchen gadet required.

Oatmeal with Bruleed Bananas (serves 1)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats
1 cup milk
1 small banana
2 tbsp brown sugar, more if you like it sweeter. You could also use regular white sugar.
1 tbsp butter, optional. I didnt use.
a tiny pinch of salt
1/8th scant tsp allspice or cinnamon or pumpkin spice

Directions:

  • Bring milk to boil, add oats and cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes (or cook the oats according to package instructions). Add sugar to oatmeal if desired.
  • Cut the banana into about 1/2 inch thick discs. Mix sugar, butter if using, salt and allspice/cinnamon/pumpkin spice. Place equal amounts of this mixture on top of cut banana discs. Gently pat the sugar mixture down so that it covers most of the banana disc. Using a creme brulee torch on low heat, brulee the sugar mixture just till it melts (see picture above). Take care not to burn the sugar.
  • To brulee without a creme brulee torch – Place banana slices topped with brown sugar mixture on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and broil on low just till the sugar melts and becomes golden. Be careful not to burn the sugar.

(source from Veggiebelly)