Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Banana Bread Oatmeal

Last week, I brought you my New Year's resolution-friendly lunch time special.  Today, in honor of the snow dump the Midwest received yesterday, I bring you banana bread oatmeal.  This is just what you want to eat on a wintry "I don't want to, but have to" go to work kind of morning.  It has all the flavor of banana bread, but the oatmeal makes it more satisfying for the first meal of the day.  And yes, once again if your New Year's resolution had the word "healthy" in it, this one's for you.

In a microwave- safe, pretty bowl, place:

1/3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1 small, ripe banana, broken into large pieces
1/3 cup water (note, if using an over-ripe banana use slightly less water)
1 dash of nutmeg
1 dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla

Microwave on high for 1.5 minutes
Stir vigorously until ingredients are blended and oatmeal is fully cooked.
Add a splash of milk (if desired)
Stir in 1/4 cup walnuts

Enjoy!  Much tastier than any pre-packaged store bought brand and healthier too.  Do you have any favorite weekday morning breakfasts to share?

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