Oatmeal is my staple breakfast, and I would love to convince everyone of its wonderfulness. (Lori, I will convince you someday!)
It’s pretty easy to come up with reasons to love oatmeal: it’s warm and comforting, healthy, and versatile.
Warm and comforting: Doesn’t this look like a hug in a bowl?
Versatile: You can put almost anything in oatmeal, and it will taste good. Fruit, nuts, granola, sweeteners, and cocoa powder are great. You can even make it a treat with a few chocolate chips!
Healthy: Take a look at the ingredients in Quaker Old Fashioned Oats — just oats! I love that. Oats are low sodium and have fiber-y goodness.
My favorite recipe is Creamy Banana Oats:
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup milk
1 banana, sliced
Mix oats, milk, and 1/2 of the banana slices.
Microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes.
Stir so bananas can combine with oats.
Microwave one more minute.
Be sure to watch your bowl towards the end, the oatmeal will bubble and could spill out.
Top with remaining banana slices.
My standard mix-ins are peanut butter, flax seeds, and cinnamon. I love this recipe because the bananas make the oats more creamy and whipped than instant oatmeal.
Any other oatmeal fans out there? If you’re not on board with oatmeal, please give it a try! I would love to hear if I help convert anyone!