Friday, January 7, 2011

Creamy Banana Oatmeal

There was one Banana in the fruit bowl this morning!  Now, I can remember when gazing over to a brown spotted Banana in the morning was not very appealing.  The reasoning - it did not have that "just right for eating at lunchtime" appearance.   But ... on these chilly mornings a hearty breakfast of Creamy Banana Oatmeal tastes so good!  The lonely spotted Banana that contains Potassium sure helps make a yummy & healthy breakfast!

I follow the directions on the Quaker Old Fashioned Oat canister.  O.K., I admit one of the large packages of the dual pack of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats purchased from Costco has been divided and stored in my pantry.  You know how I like to prepare foods using Old Fashioned Oats and enjoy their taste!  :)  The large box purchased from Costco is not really that big!

Soy Milk, along with Cinnamon, NutmegRaisins &/or Craisins, Brown Sugar (optional), and the Banana (sliced) are combined in a sauce pot.  I do not use Salt.  The Soy Milk replaces Whole or Low Fat Milk. 

Let the ingredients in the pot sit for 5 minutes before starting to cook according to directions on canister.  The result is a creamy Oatmeal with a delicious taste of Banana. A great breakfast before heading outdoors!

Do you prepare Oatmeal for breakfast?


Carol said...

Your oatmeal sounds great!
My husband makes the oatmeal, in the microwave, with just salt. So much better than the packets. I love it, but I put whatever I like in it. Your additions sound great!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always think of a banana on cold cereal but I'd like to try this! I usually eat an egg and whole wheat toast for breakfast but I LOVE oatmeal! I am going to mix it up and have oatmeal more often this winter. I usually put blueberries or fresh cherries on top. I LOVE fruit! Hugs! ♥

Rita said...

Guess what I'm having for breakfast minus the banana.(don't have no bananas) I think there was a song like that. I love oatmeal and have made any in a while.I cook mine in the microwave and spinkle with good,

ann said...

Yum! That oatmeal sounds so good, warm and comforting to me!

JG said...

Carol- Your hubby makes breakfast - Sweet! :)

Lavender Dreamer- Lately, I like to "hide" Bananas in foods. It's that get the Potassium thing with me.

Rita- Cinnamon + Oatmeal = Yummy! I do seem to remember a song...

Ann- Oatmeal for breakfast in the winter is so good!

Mary Bergfeld said...

That does sound wonderful It is a great way to begin a cold winter day. I hope you have a great evening... Blessing... Mary

JG said...

Mary- Tasted soo goood at breakfast this AM before my hubby gave our snowblower some exercise! :)