For as long as I can remember, I have been a milk and cereal girl.  Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I don’t just like cereal, I am obsessed with it!  My favorite cereals are Honey Bunches of Oats, Banana Nut Crunch, Multigrain Cheerios, and the list goes on.

Recently, I started making oatmeal a few mornings a week, and OMG do I love it!  My mom was the one who introduced me to it, and I must admit, I was extremely skeptical at first.  In fact, the very first time I tried to make oatmeal all on my own…I failed.  It was a gooey mess!  I then tried again, adding some simple “extras.”  Not only is oatmeal delicious, it tastes great with a cup of coffee, and it keeps you full until lunch!  Personally, I believe I have mastered the oatmeal making process (to my taste that is).  And today, I am going to share my morning oatmeal recipe. 🙂

This recipe serves 1.

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup skim milk

1/4 cup quick cooking oats

2 Tbs. ground flax seeds

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 banana – shredded or cut into tiny pieces

1 spoon of natural peanut butter

1/4 cup granola

Heat the water and milk in a saucepan for a few minutes over medium heat.  Then add the oats, ground flax seeds, and cinnamon.  Mix well.  When the mixture starts to thicken a little, add the banana.  Keep stirring until all the ingredients are combined and the mixture starts to bubble.  Pour it into a bowl and add the peanut butter and granola.  Enjoy!!!

Other fun add-ins I have seen on other blogs include:

Dark chocolate chips, maple syrup, chia seeds, nuts, dried fruit, etc.

Morning oatmeal is a fun way to unleash your inner creativity in the kitchen AND start your day right!

By Parita

3 thoughts on “Morning Oatmeal”
  1. I love your blog! It’s so much like you – I can just hear your voice as if you were talking instead of writing! And I love oatmeal, too! But I don’t get up early enough to make it for myself in the mornings… So at first I bought the frozen single-serving “pucks” of steel-cut oats at Trader Joe’s but then I decided to make it for myself! I made a huge pot of organic steel cut oats and then measured out individual portions in my muffin tin. I froze them and then wrapped each of them in plastic. Now when I want oatmeal, I just take one out of the freezer and microwave it on high for 3 minutes, add the toppings I want and a spoon, and I’m good to go!

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