"Hot Chocolate" Banana-Nut Oatmeal

Recipe courtesy the Food Network
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Total Time: 30 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients

2 cups plain almond milk

2 fully-ripened large bananas (1 1/2 diced and 1/2 thinly sliced crosswise)

1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Kosher salt

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar

1/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts

Pinch ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Bring the almond milk, 1 3/4 cups water, the diced bananas, almond and vanilla extracts and pinch of salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat.

Stir in the oats, cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of the honey and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are fully cooked to desired consistency, 6 to 7 minutes.

Transfer to 4 bowls, top with the sliced bananas, walnuts, the remaining 1 tablespoon honey, cinnamon and chocolate chips and serve.

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