Friday, May 13, 2011

Perfect Oatmeal

I’m off work today so I decided to make my favorite bowl of oats. I love a good hot bowl of oats in the mornings. It’s filling, healthy, and fun. I think it fits the blog title really well.

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Here’s how it went:

Gather your ingredients. I usually keep several frozen banana’s in my freezer for oatmeal or banana bread purposes. Check out my Mexican vanilla! The best vanilla I’ve ever had.

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Once milk mixture comes to a boil add banana, oats, vanilla, and chia seeds. I love chia seeds in oatmeal. They don’t have much taste but the texture is amazing. Try it next time.

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In my opinion this makes the perfect portion. Top with your favorite ingredients. I topped mine with slivered almonds and brown sugar. You won’t need too much added sweetener because the banana is a naturel sweetener.

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Enjoyed with a cup of coffee in my Cali Bowl. If you’ve never heard of Cali Bowls you should check them out. You probably can’t tell by the picture but they have an extra lip around the rim of the bowl that changes the way you eat out of a bowl. I have the cereal, dip, and mixing bowls.

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Perfect Oats

1/2 Cup of Oats

1/2 Cup Water

1/2 Cup skim milk or vanilla almond milk

pinch of Chia Seeds

Splash of Vanilla

1/2 banana

Toppings:

chopped almonds

brown sugar

Bring water and milk to a boil on stove top. Once at a full boil add oats, banana, chia seeds and vanilla. Mash banana while stirring constantly. Cook for about 10 minutes. Top with your favorite toppings. Remember the banana is a natural sweetener so you will not need very much brown sugar.

 

I have something good cooking up in the crock pot! You just have to wait and see what it is. See you soon!

 

Ramona

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