• Tired of skipping breakfast? Start your morning right with this vegan banana oatmeal with chocolate syrup! Nutritious and delicious, and cooking oats with bananas adds natural sweetness and a custard-like texture to the porridge.

    Vegan banana oatmeal with chocolate syrup

    Serves: 4
    Total Time: 30 mins



    Combine 190g maple syrup, 30ml (2 tbsp) cocoa powder, 7,5ml (1½ tsp) vanilla essence and 60ml (4 tbsp) water in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth, simmer, 3 minutes, and set aside. Combine 3 (360g) medium mashed bananas, 200g rolled oats, 60ml (4 tbsp) maple syrup, 15ml (1 tbsp) vanilla essence, 2 tins (800ml) coconut milk and a pinch salt in a pot over medium heat. Cook, 10 – 12 minutes, until tender. Melt 10ml (2 tsp) coconut oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add 2 (240g) sliced medium bananas and 10ml (2 tsp) brown sugar, and fry, 1 minute per side. Top off each portion of oatmeal with a drizzle of the chocolate syrup and fried bananas. Sprinkle 5ml (1 tsp) chia seeds and 15ml (1 tbsp) chopped pistachios over each portion before serving.


    Make a big batch of the chocolate syrup in advance and store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Use as required.

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    Recipe and styling by Illanique van Aswegen

    Photograph by Adel Ferreira

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com