Banana Blueberry Oatmeal

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Well if you haven't noticed I've been on an oatmeal kick. I'm kind of obsessed with transforming my oatmeal into whatever flavors I have in mind. I came up with this banana blueberry concoction, because I love the flavor of  blueberry lemon poundcake, and lemon poppyseed muffins. I mean, who doesn't?  So, with this in mind, I figured why not add similar flavors together in oatmeal?!

Thankfully this idea came out as flavorful as I had imagined. In the morning I want something healthy, filling, and most importantly tasty. I get bored with having the same thing for breakfast every morning, as I'm sure you all do.

I was even thinking wouldn't it be cool to write an oatmeal cookbook? I mean very few people don't like oatmeal, and maybe they can even be converted to liking it, because theres so many things to add to it to make it tasty and no longer plain. It's also better to make it yourself at home than to buy prepackaged flavored oatmeals. Those are extremely high in sugar, processed, and sometimes contain unhealthy additives.

My grandpa was the one who first got me hooked on oatmeal when I was little. He would cook it in milk and then I would put more fresh milk and loads of honey on top. Simple, yet delicious.

What are some of your oatmeal flavors? Do you think oatmeal is boring to have for breakfast?

Yields: 2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups and 4 TBSP of water or almond milk (I used water)
  • 1 cup gluten-free oatmeal
  • 1 TBSP gluten-free oat bran
  • 2 TBSP flaxseed meal
  • 2 TBSP chia seeds
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Toppings:

  • Shredded coconut
  • Walnuts
  • 1 banana caramelized in a tiny bit of maple syrup

1. Bring liquid to a boil. Reduce to simmer.

2. Add oatmeal, oat-bran, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, mashed bananas, blueberries, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

3. Mix and cook all ingredients together until mixture has thickened.

4. Serve with toppings listed above (highly recommended) or anything else you think would go well with this recipe!