This recipe is the village
bicycle whore. It gets around & everyone’s had a turn. But it’s just so darn tasty.
The first person to introduce it to me was Jenny, who perfected it for breastfeeding perks & then was adopted by Kathleen, who changed it up a bit for convenience. It is such a plain yet delicious statement for the cold winter mornings & can be a fantastic way to secretly squeeze in fruits & veggies if you have an insanely picky toddler or husband (or both, like me).
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 banana, mashed
pinch of kosher salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine oats, mashed banana, salt, milk & water in a saucepan.
Heat on medium until bubbly, stir until it reaches desired consistency.
Stir in vanilla.
Stir in pumpkin puree, berries, raisins, nuts…whatever you wish! (I add 1/2 can of pumpkin puree to mine when I stir in the vanilla extract.)
This refrigerates beautifully, so separate the oatmeal into serving size dishes, store in the fridge, & pull out throughout the week for a hot homemade breakfast!
add a perk: chocolate chips! I’m a big fan of white chocolate chips when I add pumpkin, or sometimes mixing both white & semi-sweet chips. yum!
p.s. did I mention this makes a ton & is super-economical?