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!
3 thoughts on “Morning Oatmeal”
WOW!!!! I will have to give this a try.
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!
Thanks, Mary Wayne! I love your oatmeal idea! I’m going to have to try that.