I used to hate oatmeal. True story. Hold on to your
seats jaws spoons, folks.
A rambunctious kiddo, I (along with my brother) proclaimed that oatmeal both looked and tasted like glue. Don’t ask me how I knew what glue tasted like. Magical powers? Sure. Let’s go with that.
Speaking of which…this oatmeal has magical powers.
Healing powers. Sanity powers. 2 hours of sleep powers. That last one is important.
Can we talk about chia seeds for a sec? I was totes not sold on those pricey little “super” foods that were guaranteed to make me grow rainbow wings, help me understand useless Calculus theorems, restore prosperity to the economy, achieve world peace. You know—the usual.
But this oatmeal made me a believer.
A wonderful blend of whole grain oats, healthy fats, simple spices, and sweet ba-nann-er, this oatmeal is an 11 on a scale of 1-10. I can eat it for days in a row without getting bored, which rarely happens with food. It tastes like magic, like comfort, like –hotdangthisisgood-.
And most importantly, it doesn’t taste like glue.
Not that I would know…
Best Bowl of Oatmeal EVER (Banana-Chia Oatmeal)
This bowl of oatmeal may just blow your mind. Brimming with the goodness of cinnamon and chia seeds and faintly sweet from the banana, these oats are guaranteed to fill you up and keep you going for hours. I don’t like my oatmeal sweetened (aside from with fruit), so if you like your oatmeal on the sweeter side, you may want to add a spoonful or two of brown sugar. Drizzled with nut butter and a shake of toasted wheat germ, this is about as close as breakfast gets to perfect.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup oats
- scant 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- Nut butter (my fav!)
- Dried fruit
- Wheat germ
- Dried coconut
- Brown sugar
- Boil water on the stove. As soon as the water is boiling, add all ingredients except the banana.
- Cook for 3 minutes on medium-high. Once most of the water is absorbed, add the banana.
- Stir for 1 more minute, and then, pour into a bowl. Garnish with nut butter, and enjoy!
This is better than instant oatmeal. It’s like Superman meets oatmeal.
Only even better because this doesn’t require spandex or a cape.
It’s just good. Ready for a magic trick?
Print out this recipe (or just carry your computer to the kitchen and be totally awesome and eco-friendly).
Make this oatmeal.
Fall in love.
You can thank me later.