Banana Oatmeal

Good morning!

I know sweet cereals aren’t good for me, but I do like a little touch of sweetness in the morning.  Plus, I have Hypoglycemia, so I need a little sugar (that’s my excuse, anyway).  Oatmeal is a nice compromise–it’s filling, relatively healthy, and with this variation, it even includes fruit.  With a good breakfast I can start the day off right no matter if it begins with a screaming toddler or a pretty sunrise.  Or even both.

P.S.:  The little one loves this, too!

Right Side of the Bed Oatmeal (feeds 2)

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup raisins

2 Tb brown sugar (just scoop, no need to pack it)

2 tsp real maple syrup

1 banana

Heat some water in a pot (3 cups?  Depends on how much oatmeal you use, and you’ll have some left over) until bubbles start to form at the bottom (turn off the heat before it boils).  Meanwhile, cut the banana into four pieces and mash it a little with a spoon.  Sprinkle a little water (maybe 1 tsp) into the bowl.  Microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds.  Bananas do amazing things in the microwave, so stick around and watch*.  You’ll know when it’s done (hint:  it bubbles and breaks down into smaller pieces).  Place the oats and raisins in a separate bowl.  When the water is hot, pour it over the oatmeal–enough to cover the oats, plus a teensy bit extra.  Stir after a minute or two and add the sugar as you stir, then stir in the banana.  Drizzle the maple syrup over top.  Enjoy!

*I am not sure who I learned this from, but I think it may have been from someone on the PPK Forum.  In any case, it was someone awesome.

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One Response to “Banana Oatmeal”

  1. Steph Says:

    This looks super easy and delicious 🙂 Can’t wait to try it!

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