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ABC Oatmeal

20 Oct

I’m the kind of person who wants to snuggle under the covers and never come out when the weather is gloomy. It’s rather sad that I can only be truly productive when the sun is out…I just like to snuggle when its cold, windy, and rainy. Bad for a busy college student. Sigh.

I had a lot of things to do on my list, so I never got to hide away. Yet, when dinnertime came around I knew I wanted something comforting and warm (it’s so cold outside!!) to make up for it.

That meant…oatmeal!

Not only oatmeal, but THE best oatmeal in the world. What are some adjectives to describe the best oatmeal in the world?

Warm, cinnamony, fluffy, banana-y, almond buttery, oat-y, perfect..y?

Ok, so the whole adjective thing doesn’t really work but how about I SHOW you and then you can truly understand the awesomeness of it!

Please observe how uhhhmazing this oatmeal is!

Ok, so I know it doesn’t look like much from the picture but the FLAVOR is unbelievable. It’s all hidden in the hugeness. (I promise it’s huge, the bowl is just huge-r :))

I am going to call it…ABC Oatmeal

Why? Because it has Almond Butter…Bananas….Cinnamon (clever, i know)

ABC Oatmeal 

What You’re Gonna Need: 

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana, chopped into smallish pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 heaping (and i mean heaping) tbsp almond butter*
  • sweetener to taste, if the banana isn’t enough

* you can use another nut butter..if you MUST

Combine water and milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil, add the oats. Stir until combined and let it start boiling again. Once it does, start slowly stirring continously.

When the oats start to soak up the liquid (mixture becomes thicker rather than liquidy) add the cinnamon and optional sweetener. Mix, then add the banana. Keep stirring and completely incorporate the add-ins. I like to mash up the banana with my stirring spoon (mash = hit the pieces).

After about 13-15 minutes total time, the oatmeal should be thick enough. The banana pieces will have completely incorpoated and you won’t really see the pieces.

Remove from heat and pour into bowl (you’re gonna need a big one!) then top with the deeeelicious almond butter.

Eeek! Yum pillowy oats! In ma belly

This recipe makes a wonderfully huge amount of oatmeal. I like to make it for din-din because I don’t eat big breakfasts. I promise you’ll love it, even though I know it takes some time!

Post Almond Butter Mixage! (See how biggg it is?) My oatmeal was just what I needed after a blistery cold day and an incoming of accounting homework. :/ Oh joy!

What are your favorite mix-ins for oatmeal? Are you more productive when it’s cold and overcast or warm and sunny?