Whew. Wow, it’s been a long day, and I’m SO ready for the weekend. :)
Like usual, I gobbled down a bowl of this simple oatmeal this morning:
It’s pretty much become my everyday oatmeal, when I just need to grab, heat, and go. It doesn’t taste exactly like traditional oatmeal, but it’s hands down my favorite way to make oatmeal in the mornings when I don’t have time to heat up the stovetop.
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 2/3 cup any kind of milk ( almond milk, soy, cows etc…)
- 1/3 a banana
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 TB peanut butter (optional)
- 1 TB ground flax (optional — add in the morning)
- Other add ins (fresh fruit, sesame seeds, nuts, raisins, cocoa, the possibilities are endless!)
The night before, mash your banana in a bowl. Add your milk and stir. Add oats, cinnamon, and nut butter (optional). Cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you will notice the oats have absorbed a lot of liquid. Stir it up! Add water if it looks to thick, and microwave 1 minute on high in the microwave. Take it out and stir again! Microwave another 30-40 seconds on high. Add your ground flax (optional) and mix-ins ( I like to add raisins, almonds, and fruit)
And that’s it! Oatmeal via the microwave in 1.5 minutes! This is SO easy and SO good! I’ve never been a fan of making oatmeal microwave, but soaking it in the fridge the night before really gives them a boost of volume.
I call this the “warm” version of overnight oatmeal because many people don’t bother warming it in the microwave, they just eat the oats right from the fridge. I’ve tried that, and although it’s good, I prefer my oats hot (although there are some terrific “cold” variations I’ve tried)
Can you imagine how amazing this would taste with cocoa mixed in? Chocolate oats… Oh, gosh, I’m hungry again.
On a completely unrelated topic, I’ve had a new obsession as of late.
Yeah, I think you can tell what it is.
Seriously, nothing beats a fresh tomato straight from the garden. Nothing. (Okay, so maybe it ties with hummus, but you get the picture). -__-