The Best Oatmeal You’ve Ever Had

Spring is “here” but I am cold! Not to fret though, it only leaves more time to eat my Fall and Winter favorites. One of my favorite warm breakfasts is Oatmeal. You might think “boring!”, but hopefully I will change your mind. Oatmeal, like other grains, is a good staple because there are many ways to change it up and make it interesting. You can add so many different mix-ins you’ll never get bored! Once you find your favorite though, you will most likely crave it on the daily, which is what has happened here.

DSCN3608The key to making a delicious and healthful oatmeal is to keep added sugar OUT. You can make oatmeal that is just as delicious by following one simple rule: cooking your oats with ripe bananas.

Adding bananas to the cooking process allows them to release their natural sugar, making the oatmeal deliciously sweet in a natural way. No processed products or strange ingredients needed! Just make sure that your banana is slightly browned for best taste.

DSCN3601The method to making this is simple:

  • Add 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 sliced banana and 1 cup of skim or soy milk to bowl of choice
  • Microwave for 3 minutes, checking to make sure that your oatmeal doesn’t overflow!
  • Once done, give it a good stir. Add in a sprinkling of raisins, 1 tbsp of chia or flax seeds, 1 tsp of cinnamon and a dallop of peanut butter.
  • Stir it all up and eat! I know you’ll be dying to take your first bite but make sure it’s cooled first.

DSCN3609If you are looking to spice things up try any of the following mix-ins and come up with your favorite!

  • Shredded coconut
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chopped nuts
  • Cocoa
  • Dried cranberries
  • Flax, chia or hemp seeds
  • Almond or cashew butter
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin or apple butter
  • Spices such as nutmeg, cloves, etc.

Enjoy!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “The Best Oatmeal You’ve Ever Had

  1. exactly our sentiments this morning..honey, maple, and organic brown sugar here…motivated to hit the store for berries, now.

  2. I add banana, dates, blueberries, a selection of seeds, almonds and cinnamon as standard to my porridge (as we call it here in Ireland) in the morning. I make it with almond milk. It is the most satisfying breakfast in the world 🙂 Thanks for sharing your perfect oatmeal!!

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