Monday, March 30, 2009

Banana Bread Oatmeal

Serves 4

This is an example of a way to make your oatmeal more exciting! Use this as a base and try your own favorite fruits and nuts.

3 c. milk (or use powdered milk and water)

3 T. brown sugar

¾ t. ground cinnamon

¼ t. salt

¼ t. nutmeg

2 c. oats (regular or quick)

2 bananas, mashed

3 T. chopped, toasted pecans

Vanilla yogurt

Banana slices

Pecan halves

In a medium saucepan, bring milk, brown sugar, spices and salt to a gentle boil (watch carefully). Stir in oats. Return to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cook 1 min. for quick oats and 5 min. for regular, or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir frequently.

Remove oatmeal from heat and stir in mashed banana and pecans. Spoon into bowls and top each serving with yogurt, banana slices, and pecan halves, if desired.

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