I realized I’ve never featured a breakfast on the blog! Don’t worry, I always eat breakfast (and you should, too!), it’s just that breakfast is the one meal where I almost always end up eating the exact same thing… every. single. day. I just really love cereal. Especially Kashi Heart to Heart mixed with Kashi Honey Sunshine, topped with sliced banana, berries, and skim milk. Perfection!
When I was living in Prague earlier this year, I had to give up my true love for cereal and settle for my on and off mistress, oatmeal.
Oats were dirt cheap, and their cereals were expensive and nastily sugar heavy. As time went on, I began to really look forward to my warm bowl of oats on those cold eastern European winter mornings.
Today, I decided to bring breakfast back Prague style. If you think you don’t like oatmeal (or think you don’t like anything besides sugary instant oatmeal), give this a try. The banana is the key. I promise you’ll love it!
Here’s your guide to the perfect bowl of oats… without dirtying a single pot or pan!
Perfect (Microwave) Banana Oatmeal
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 1/2 C rolled oats
- 1/2 C skim milk (or dairy substitute)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Toppings as desired (berries, brown sugar, flax, coconut, nut butter, etc.)
First, slice a ripe banana into a microwave safe bowl. The super ripe banana is the key to oatmeal — it makes it nice and sweet (the riper the banana, the sweeter it is!) and gives it a fun texture! I always cut the banana in half vertically first and then slice pieces off, so they’ll be in smaller chunks than just slicing it normally :)
Top the banana with the oats, followed by the skim milk (or dairy substitute). I never make my oatmeal using water. Milk makes it SO MUCH TASTIER! :)
Add in the cinnamon, and pop the bowl into the microwave. Microwave on high for 2.5 minutes, stopping once halfway through to stir.
Once it’s out, top with desired toppings! I usually add blueberries, coconut, and ground flaxseed. Delicious!
Do you like oatmeal? If so, do you go for instant, make your own in the microwave, or stove top oats? What are your favorite toppings?
I’m off to keep stalking the airlines in hopes of getting down to Florida sooner than Wednesday… we’ll see. There may also be more sledding involved ;) Who needs the gym when you can sled?!
Have a nice Monday!