I am obsessed with oatmeal in all forms lately -- warm oatmeal in a bowl, granola, cookies, granola bars (which I'll be making this afternoon) -- and I'm not the only one. I've been spying lots of recipes on cooking blogs lately for different variations of your morning bowl of oatmeal.
This is the one I made today, which is adapted from the recipes here. I'm planning to make the other one soon. Like maybe tomorrow.
handful pecans (or walnuts -- I used pecans because that was what was in theh ouse)
1 slightly overripe banana
1/2 cup Quaker old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup milk
a little less than 1/2 cup water
3 teaspoons honey, separated
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
A few shakes cinnamon
1 shake nutmeg
A few dashes Kosher salt
In a small pan, toast pecans. Remove from heat and set aside.
Cut banana in half. Chop one half into chunks and set aside. In your breakfast bowl, mash the other half with a fork until it forms a wet puree.
In a small pot, combine banana puree, oatmeal, milk, water, 2 teaspoons honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Heat over medium until it reaches your preferred consistency, stirring occasionally.
Pour oatmeal into your breakfast bowl. Top with walnuts and banana chunks. Drizzle with remaining teaspoon honey.