Sunday, April 10, 2011

Banana Pie Oatmeal

Remember these? These double banana 'donuts' were so tasty in my mout-h, but they're a bit fussy. So, when a craving for warm banana hit at about 10 the other night, I searched for something quick and easy.

Healthy Slow Cooker had a recipe for Banana Pudding Oatmeal, but who has time to crock pot it so late at night? Not me.

So I altered the recipe for a fun dessert/snack and went from there.

Banana Pie Oatmeal
1 ripe banana, slice into bite-sized rounds
1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup milk (i used unsweetened vanilla soymilk)
1/2 t. vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon
1 t. agave syrup (to taste)
1 TB sweetened shredded coconut
1 TB choc. chips (optional)

Making it happen:
1. Literally, stir everything together in a coffee cup or pot.
2. On the stovetop, cook for 5-7 minutes or until oats are large and cooked. In the microwave, heat for 2-4 minutes, watching carefully (milk tends to make oats spill over!).
3. Once heated, allow to cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle more coconut or chocolate chips on top for fun. The bananas will be warm and gooey. Enjoy this healthy and tasty treat!

Renew...with some tastiness!