Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper ~ Adelle Davis
Though the oatmeal sounds bland and tasteless, I recently discovered that there are fun ways to pep up a normal oatmeal and make it exciting.
The following is one such oatmeal I prepared for my breakfast today. The picture does not show any of the ingredients. But read ahead to see what is hidden in my yummy oatmeal!
In the mix!
Old fashioned oats - 1/2 cup (I used Quaker old fashioned oats)
Water - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup
Banana - 1/2
Flax seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Any granola - 1 tablespoon (I used Mango fruit Passion Granola from Trader Joes)
Peanut butter - 1/2 teaspoon (I used Trader Joes unsalted PB)
In a saucepan/pot, bring the milk and water together. Add the oatmeal and bring it to a boil. Simmer and add sliced or smashed banana. Stir continuously so that the oatmeal does not stick.
The oatmeal should be done in two minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the granola. At this point you can add in toppings you like. I then sprinkled some flax seeds on top.
Before you are about to enjoy the oatmeal stir in half a teaspoon of peanut butter so that it melts in the warmth of the oatmeal.
Serve warm!! Makes a great wholesome and exciting breakfast!!
I know this post might seem weird with all the strange ingredients in the oatmeal. I was skeptical in the beginning to add stuff like banana and peanut butter in my oatmeal. But now I absolutely love this breakfast!
Do try this and let me know. It has the goodness of bananas, flaxseed, oats and the protein from peanut butter!
Sending this to JFI:Breakfast hosted at Veggie Platter and started by Indira.
Looks out for more exciting ways to prepare oatmeal!!
How do you like your oatmeal??