Banana Bread Oatmeal

Oatmeal is perfection. Banana Bread Oatmeal, however, is out of this world. Especially when its below freezing outside, you’ve come from a 7:30 run and can’t feel your ears and you fear they’ve fallen off somewhere down the road.

My Grandma always makes the best oatmeal and it’s been a breakfast staple of mine since I can remember! Besides containing healthy amounts of fiber, antioxidants, and being safe for those who are gluten sensitive or intolerant, it’s pretty much all around deliciousness.

Additionally, this Banana Bread Oatmeal contains all the right amounts of protein and potassium goodies to rev your metabolism for the New Year. And, it’s super duper simple. First, dump some whole grain quick cooking oats into a large saucepan. Whole grains are just great.

Add water, milk (or non dairy milk if you choose) and half a banana, thinly slicing it into the pot. Crank that baby up to medium-high heat. The whole mixture should take about 5 minutes to start bubbling.
Once it does, stir it fairly vigorously, smashing any banana bits that come your way. (During this process, you might have to add more water as you going along to reach your desired consistency).

Once everything is mixed in, add a smidgen of brown sugar, vanilla, and top with walnuts and sliced bananas. Peanut butter is pretty great as well!

Banana Bread Oatmeal
Yield: 1 serving          Prep Time: 3 minutes         Cook Time: 5-7 minutes

Ingredients
1/3 cup whole grain quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup skim milk
1/2 cup of water
1/2 banana
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Combine oats, water, and milk (or non dairy milk if you choose) into a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Cut the banana into thin slices and place in the the pot.
3. After about 5 minutes, the mixture should begin to bubble. Once it does, stir it fairly vigorously, smashing any banana bits that come your way. (During this process, you might have to add more water as you going along to reach your desired consistency).
4. Once everything is mixed in, add brown sugar, vanilla, and top with walnuts and sliced bananas. Serve in a pretty bowl and eat happily!

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