Saturday, July 28, 2012

Oatmeal with Peanut Butter & Banana

There's just something about a yummy breakfast that makes the day start rolling a little easier. This oatmeal is one of those combos. This recipe is a whole different thing from the pre-fab packets of flavored oatmeal. If you like the following ingredients separately, give this a try. Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana also seems to be a good breakfast for sustained energy. Maybe it's the carb/protein and potassium (from the banana) combo? I hope you enjoy the recipe (it's really good!)

Oatmeal with Peanut Butter & Banana
1-2 C Milk
1-2 C Oatmeal
1 banana (ripe and smashed with a fork)
2 T peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1-2 T brown sugar (or Splenda brown sugar) optional

Add your milk to a pan and heat. Add the same amount of oatmeal, as milk, to the pan and stir to combine. (It's okay to put a little more oatmeal than milk. If there's more milk than oatmeal the oatmeal will be runnier.) Cook the oatmeal on medium to medium/low for 5-10 minutes (watch the pan so the mixture doesn't boil over) and then take the pan off the heat. This makes 1-2 servings.

For each serving: smash a banana in the serving bowl, add a serving of oatmeal and stir to combine. Stir in 1-2 T peanut butter and add brown sugar if you want. This makes a great breakfast if you need to pack it to-go with you.

Enjoy your breakfast!


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