Growing up, banana oatmeal (and oatmeal in general) was one of those foods I absolutely despised. I tried it plain, I tried the flavored packets that were packed with sugar, and I even tried it from restaurants. It was awful, it looked awful, and we were enemies.
One day I grew up – basically overnight! My boyfriend made oatmeal using plain oats, peanut butter, milk, and honey almost every morning. I tried a bite of his and absolutely fell in love! He made his oatmeal a little more on the running side (more milk), so when I started making it myself, I would make it a bit more dry (less milk). I loved how I made it, but then began to enjoy the way he made it as well.
Needless to say, I’m a HUGE fan of oatmeal nowadays! I try to stay away from oatmeal at restaurants if I know it’ll be packed with sugar. Luckily restaurants have become more “user friendly” and allow you to create your meal basically from scratch.
What’s the hardest part about blogging or food photography you ask? Choosing which photo to use! I have to take SO many in order to make sure I have enough to choose from and always end up loving most of the photos.
A classic oatmeal recipe with peanut butter, honey, cinnamon, and bananas.
- 3/4 cup Plain Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Tbsp Organic Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp Pure Honey
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 Banana
- Dash Cinnamon
Pour the almond milk in a sauce pan and place over low-medium heat.
Pour a dash of cinnamon and vanilla in with the almond milk as it heats up, stir.
Once the cinnamon milk comes to a low boil, pour in the oats and stir until milk is soaked up by the oats. (Stir for about 5 minutes)
Add in the peanut butter and honey, stir.
Remove from heat and carefully place into a bowl.
Top with bananas, fruit, or additional toppings of your choosing.