I had to pull out my Maxine mug this morning just to keep me focused.
With Christmas approaching at a scary rate and my preparedness not at equal speed, I shall keep today's post short, sweet and to the point. (Like my eighth grade math teacher minus the short and sweet and add a paddle the size of a big pizza pi r squared.)
Oatmeal. It's good for you. It's actually great for you. You all know it so make some during these cold winter mornings. It'll stick to your ribs like a static filled sweater and keep hunger at bay for hours.
This particular oatmeal recipe uses Coach's Oats but you may use regular quick cooking, old fashioned, or even steel cut oats. Just vary the water and oats ratio and cooking time per package directions. Then just follow the rest of the recipe to include the add-ins.
Coach's Banana Oatmeal Surprise (3 regular or 4 smaller servings)
3 cups water
1 cup Coach's Oats
pinch of salt
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed well or pureed in blender or food processor
2 TBSP Splenda (or sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP peanut butter
chocolate syrup (optional)
milk or half & half (optional)
In a large sauce pan heat water to boiling. Add Coach's Oats and a pinch of salt. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 minute.)
Stir in bananas, sweetener and vanilla. Spoon oatmeal into bowls and top with 2 tsp of peanut butter each.
Stir peanut butter into oatmeal and if you're feeling particularly amorous or just wanting chocolate, squirt some sugar free chocolate syrup on top. Pour a little milk around the edges to round out the perfection. That's healthy love.