I don’t like you. I know you are a wonderful balanced breakfast, but when you come out of little envelopes, I think you taste like cardboard…ish.
However, things are beginning to change. I recently saw a recipe that piqued my interest (not easy to do with my intense dislike of you). This recipe used old fashioned oats instead of instant and had actual fresh bananas in it! It was more time consuming to make than the packets of instant cardboard, but it tasted infinitely better…I almost ate the whole bowl. I even think I will make this again, and that is really saying something.
So, in closing, Oatmeal, maybe you aren’t as bad as I once thought you were. If I like this new recipe, I am sure those who enjoy the packets of oatmeal will love you forever after trying this recipe!
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Skinny Wheat Germ Oatmeal
½ cup water
½ cup skim milk
¼ cup pomegranate applesauce
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
2 tbsp wheat germ
1 tbsp ground flax seed
Dash of salt
½ tsp cinnamon
3 tsp brown sugar, divided
½ banana, sliced
2 tbsp chopped walnuts or almonds
In a small saucepan, combine the water, milk, applesauce, oats, wheat germ, flax, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in cinnamon and 2 tsp brown sugar.
Place the oatmeal in a bowl, top with the sliced banana, walnuts or almonds, and 1 tsp brown sugar.
Makes 1 serving