Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Coach's Banana Oatmeal Surprise

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.


June said...

mmm chocolate and banana oatmeal. Now that sounds delish! Love the photo's Mags!

KimH said...

I love that mug.. I need one! LOL
I love oatmeal..it however doesnt love me to my dismay.. :(

Frieda said...

Oh man....I've got to make this NOW! Luckily, I have the Coaches Oats to do it! :D

Pam said...

I had cold granola this morning. Not what I wanted since it was 25 degrees outside!

Megan said...

Bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter! Those sound like some great oats to me!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Yum! This is my kind of oatmeal! Love it!

Julie said...

I love bananas in my oatmeal!! Add chocolate and peanut butter, seriously?!!! YUM but is it still good for me??!!!

Don't let those holidays stress you out too much!!!

Moogie said...

Great post. I'm a lover of oatmeal!

I have no Christmas spirit. In fact I haven't even taken down my Halloween decorations yet.

Barbara Bakes said...

This is a breakfast I would love have to someone place in front of me this morning. Heart and all!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Oh man! I sent an email off to the Coach's oats people asking if they sell it in Canada. I love oatmeal and your pictures are making me crave it, Mags!

Sue said...

This is my kind of oatmeal! I've made it with peanut butter, but now you have me thinking...:)

PearCloud said...

omg, I love oatmeal!! but I've never tried to add peanut butter in it! I'll try this recipe for sure! thanks a lot!!

PearCloud said...

Today and yesterday my mornings started good - with a warm plate of this yummy oatmeal!! Thanks Maggie, this recipe is so easy and so delicious!