The other day had an idea to make some banana walnut oatmeal. You know kind of like banana walnut bread only cereal.
I made a small batch, but you could easily double it for larger portions or more servings.
1 3/4 cup water
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 to 1 ripe banana
2 Tbs. chopped walnuts
In a medium pan bring water to a boil. Add oatmeal and salt. Cook one minute, remove from heat, cover with lid and let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile mash banana with a fork.
Add banana and walnuts to cooked oatmeal and stir well. Serve immediately. Drizzle with maple syrup.
Top with milk, half & half or cream, if desired.
How easy is this?! I think it would be great with pecans and dried fruit too. I like my cereals lightly sweetened so the drizzle of maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness when paired with the ripe banana.
The kids loved this one too.
You may also enjoy this oatmeal recipe as well.