This morning, with Tropical Storm Hanna brewing outside, I thought the best way to keep me calm and centered was to start the day off with a nice bowl of warm old-fashioned banana oatmeal. Hat's off to Kath - this healthy breakfast indulgence was thoroughly enjoyed. And almost made me forget about Hanna's rainy, windy weather at my door step.
Banana Oatmeal for Two
In a medium saucepan over medium heat add the following:
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup 1% milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 banana, sliced
Stir for 6-8 minutes, until it begins to thicken. When there is approximately 1 minute left of cooking stir in the following ingredients:
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground flax seed
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 cup wheat or spelt berries, optional
Additions of flax, cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar
Addition of spelt berries (pre-cooked, method here)
Pour into breakfast bowls and top each with the following:
- 1 Tbsp granola
- 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
The banana's were marshmallow-y just as Kath had described.
Served with a skim milk kona coffee and vitamins.
I may be treating myself to warm oatmeal on the weekends verses my weekday muesli.
I'm looking forward to grilled cheese and soup for lunch and a roasted butternut squash pizza with romaine salad for dinner, and mug full of cappuccino brownies made in the slow cooker for dessert!