It's been about 3 hours now since I had it and I'm not hungry yet which is highly unusual for me. Therefore this is a good breakfast if you tend to be like me (ie: ravenous by mid-morning). If you prefer a higher protein breakfast, you can stir in a little whey or soy protein powder at the end. Vanilla-flavored protein powder would be good, and I often add it to oatmeal. But after all those smoothies with whey powder I really wanted to escape from a habitual flavor and try something different.
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp 1% milk (soy or almond milk may be substituted)
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon (leave a little out for garnish)
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
2 tbsp chopped pecans (reserve some for garnish)
1. In a small saucepan, heat the water and 1/4 cup of milk over high heat until boiling.
2. Blend in the cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt as the liquids are coming to the boil.
3. Once the liquids are boiling, add the oatmeal and immediately drop the heat to medium-low. Stir frequently for about 4 minutes. The oatmeal should soften and the liquids should thicken.
4. Blend in the banana and nuts and once they are incorporated serve the oatmeal, drizzled with the remaining milk and sprinkled with a little more cinnamon and topped with a few pieces of pecan.
- Servings per recipe: 1
- Per serving:
- Calories: 457.9
- Fat: 15.3 g
- Saturated fat: 2.3 g
- Cholesterol: 4.5 mg
- Sodium: 46.5 mg
- Carbohydrates: 75.5 g
- Fiber: 8.7 g
- Sugar: 32.9 g
- Protein: 10.6 g