Banana Oatmeal

I want to make my first “true” post a recipe for my absolute FAVORITE breakfast of all time: banana oatmeal. Many people hear the word oatmeal and think of a tasteless, gruel-like substance. That, my friends, is not what my oatmeal recipe is. I kid you not, I have eaten this same breakfast almost every.single.morning for the past 5+ years.

In two fast microwave minutes you have a big, piping hot bowl of oats tasting like banana bread, but without any added sugar. This recipe has all the things you should look for in a nutritious breakfast including complex carbs from the oats, fruit from the banana and dried cherries, and protein from the milk and nut butter. All these components add up to equal a balanced meal that will keep you full for hours.

This recipe can be easily customized to fit your individual taste preferences. Don’t like dried cherries? Sub your favorite dried fruit or omit it entirely. Prefer walnuts? Use them in place of the almond or peanut butter. Now you have no more reasons to skip the most important meal of the day!

Banana Oatmeal
Serves 1

Ingredients:
½ C rolled oats
½ T ground flaxseed (optional)
½ banana, mashed
½ C milk
¼ C water
1 T dried cherries
1 T peanut or almond butter
Cinnamon to taste

Directions:
Combine oats, flaxseed, banana, milk and water in a bowl. Stir well. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add dried fruit and cinnamon to taste. Top with a spoonful of nut butter, letting it melt into a pool of deliciousness. Enjoy!

Banana Oatmeal

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