Sunday Oats

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I am so bad at Scrabble.

Scrabble

But I am good at making oatmeal.

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The secret to yummy oats?  Take the time to make it on the stovetop, and add in a sliced banana (per Kathโ€™s method).  I actually hated oatmeal instead I tried that recipe.  It makes all the difference in the world.

 

Well, salted caramel doesnโ€™t hurt, either.

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In the mix:

 

3/4 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup almond milk

1 banana

Toppings:  blueberries and salted caramel

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Tastes like perfect workout fuel to me!

 

Thought of the Day:

 

โ€œIf you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.โ€ – Oprah Winfrey

{ 27 comments }

 

  • Marla January 8, 2012, 11:40 am

    Caitlin,
    Have you tried oatbran?
    I find it soooo much tastier
    than other firms of oatmeal ( and
    only takes 2-3 min on stovetop!)
    And even has slightly better nutrient
    stats ๐Ÿ™‚
    ( no banana needed at all!!)

  • Heather January 8, 2012, 11:50 am

    There is something so comforting about a bowl of oatmeal!

    Topping it with salted caramel sounds amazing – especially with the blueberries and banana.

  • Megan @ Striving for strides January 8, 2012, 11:51 am

    I loooooove oatmeal.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery January 8, 2012, 11:53 am

    I’ve read a lot of quotes similar to the one you posted and I think it is so true. We really are the result of our thoughts and even though it can be incredibly difficult to get out of a negative thinking cyclone, it is well worth it to pull all your effort in and try.

  • Charlie January 8, 2012, 11:57 am

    There is nothing better than stovetop oatmeal :). But I actually hate it when I add a banana! And I’ve tried many times. My favorite is apple cinnamon: I add a coarsely chopped apple, cinnamon and a little brown sugar or maple syrup at the beginning. I use 10 min large flake oatmeal and the apple has time to get a little caramelized.

  • Sara @ RunnerWife January 8, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I am so bad at scrabble too! Even words with friends..I RARELY win a game! That oatmeal looks delicious – have a great Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah January 8, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Caramel in my oats in one of my favorites! Its been a while though, I think I need to pick some up! mMMMM

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 8, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Oatmeal with banana stirred in is my favourite food discovery in the past 3 years. It totally changed breakfast for me!

  • Kayla January 8, 2012, 12:05 pm

    I would love some of that caramel sauce right now.. no oats required!

  • Shari January 8, 2012, 12:14 pm

    I am addicted to Scrabble – best game ever!

  • Army Amy* January 8, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I like warm oatmeal on a cold morning. I just stick to the microwave though. I’m too much of a zombie in the morning to operate the stove.*

  • Khushboo January 8, 2012, 12:37 pm

    I love oatmeal…the combination of milk+chias+banana is the key to an epic bowl!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 8, 2012, 1:12 pm

    ooooo I never thought of adding caramel to oats! It’s like dessert for breakfast!

  • Ari @ Ari's Menu January 8, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Salted caramel on oatmeal? Best idea ever! I wish I would have read this before I made mine this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amber K January 8, 2012, 2:09 pm

    I never liked oatmeal until I tried overnight oatmeal with Greek yogurt. Nice and thick. No weird liquidy, gooey oats for me!

  • Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 8, 2012, 2:13 pm

    I agree–I love how bananas really sweeten the oatmeal, if added towards the end of cooking! Combined with nut butter? yummmmm.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 8, 2012, 3:22 pm

    oooh I love scrabble!!!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness January 8, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Mmmm…salted caramel on oats sounds amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€ xyx

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) January 8, 2012, 3:36 pm

    We did caramel apple the other day and wowza that was yummy!

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 8, 2012, 4:20 pm

    Kath’s whipped banana trick really does make oats that much better!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 8, 2012, 4:24 pm

    OHHH salted caramel on anything will do the trick ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Allison January 8, 2012, 4:30 pm

    Def agree that the stove top is the best cooking method for oats- talk about volume! I’ve never added a banana into the mix but sounds like ooey, gooey banana bread in a bowl!

  • Rachel January 8, 2012, 4:47 pm

    I always make my oats on the stove with banana. It really is the best way to do it – So yummy!

  • katie @ KatieDid January 8, 2012, 7:01 pm

    I’m not big on oats at all- but I’ll take that caramel sauce please!

  • Carin January 8, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Haha – most people won’t play Scrabble with me because (a) I have a very large vocab. and (b) I’m horribly competitive. However, as one of my challenges for the year I visited a Scabble club, where the players were over 70, even more competitive than me and had memorised 2 & 3 letter words – apparently that’s the way to win, albeit not much fun really. I entertained myself by putting down f*ck and getting a triple word score – it’s an allowable Scrabble word (as is donut, so you’re OK.)

    Nice Oprah quote too (would she have put down the donut?!)

  • Dana January 9, 2012, 8:49 am

    A fancy rice cooker makes the. best. oatmeal. ever. It was expensive (about $200) but I use it to make steel cut oats every day (you can set it up the night before and put it on a timer so it’s ready when you get up). I also use it for rice, quinoa, millet, pilafs… you name it. Worth every penny. Bet you’d love that oatmeal too.

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